Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.6 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The Foreign Ministry of Georgia considers the return of Georgian products to the Russian market as a matter of private business, and has nothing against it, the country's First Deputy Foreign Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze said.
Commenting on the statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry's official representative Grigory Karasin, who said that "there is no political obstacle for the return of Georgian wine and mineral water to the Russian market," Vashakidze said "this statement confirms that earlier political obstacle existed".
He said Georgian products rejected in Russia are successfully sold in countries where there are more stringent sanitary norms than in Russia.
"Accordingly, the ban was only politically motivated. We had no connection with the ban on import of the goods into the Russian market, nor with the resumption of its export. If the Georgian products will enter the Russian market, we wish it only success," Vashakidze said.