President: Talks with Russia on WTO resulted in Georgian diplomacy’s victory
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 11 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia /
The Russia-Georgia negotiations on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) resulted in a victory for Georgian diplomacy, Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a joint news briefing with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Batumi.
"This is a very important and significant victory, as for the first time after Georgia's gaining independence and the incidence of conflict on its territory, the international monitoring over the movement of goods will begin in the globally recognised borders of Georgia," he said.
Mr Saakashvili said Georgia has taken a principled stand which achieved the desired result.
"The question of our borders is fundamental for us and although many in the West doubted that we would be able to realise our ambitions, we were able to do so," Mr Saakashvili said.
He said monitoring over the goods will be carried out by foreigners, but that would not include any Russians and the whole process will be overseen by Switzerland.