7 Dec 2010 21:31

Georgia not objecting to Russia's accession to WTO so far - Economy Minister Nabiullina

BRUSSELS. Dec 7 (Interfax) - Georgia has so far not aired objections to Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Russian Economic Development Minister Elvira Nabiullina said.

"There have been no such objections so far," Nabiullina told journalists when asked whether Georgia is obstructing Russia's accession to the WTO.

Asked whether any documents regarding Russia's accession to the WTO should be signed, Nabiullina said this was not planned.

"Bilateral issues with the Americans and with the European Union have already been settled. We have some key issues that we have discussed in a multilateral format. These are well-known issues concerning support for the agricultural sector and meat imports," Nabiullina said.

Some issues regarding the functioning of the Customs Union and its "consequences for trade regimes" are also yet to be settled, which could take "three to four months," she said.