No rapid breakthrough in cargo turnover between Georgia and Russia - Grigory Karasin
04 February, 2019
Grigory Karasin, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, does not expect a rapid breakthrough about the agreement made between Georgia and Russia in 2011 on cargo movement. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said in his interview with the Russian “Kommersant” that the Georgian side made a delayed payment for the Swiss company.

“Now it is important to arrange the process of realization of this agreement. We waited until the Georgian side made the payment for the Swiss company. They delayed the payment
for half a year, but eventually the money was transferred. We hope that a meeting of Russian and Georgian interagency delegations will be held in Geneva on February 6, which will be attended by representatives of Switzerland and their company SGS. We are looking forward to the results of this meeting and we hope that it will be positive…In this case, we will have the opportunity to start implementing the agreement signed in November 2011, "Karasin said adding that this issue has not been politicized.

Georgia and Russia signed the agreement on the Cargo Monitoring Movement on November 9, 2011, in Geneva, with the participation of Switzerland.

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