Direct export of citrus fruit from Georgia to Russia through Upper Lars checkpoint to be resumed
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 28 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian citrus fruit exports to Russia will be resumed from Friday. Adjara's Agriculture Minister Zaur Putkaradze told media that containers were loaded with citrus fruit in the village Chaisubani. They will be directly delivered to the Russian market by trucks through Upper Lars.
"We have reached a certain agreement," Putkaradze said. "There is a political will. The first batch will be delivered by two trucks which arrived from Russia."
It should be stressed that Russia imposed an embargo on the import of Georgian products in 2006. The first batch of Georgian citrus was delivered from Russia through Belarus last week. The supplies were direct.