November 1st, 2011

Report: Deal for Russia to join WTO accepted by Georgia

The New York Times is reporting that Georgian representatives have accepted a proposal that would clear Russia’s path to join the World Trade Organization in December.

Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze called Switzerland’s offer “the final, final, final compromise,” though Russian officials will wait a week to review and sign off on the parameters of the deal.

Georgia’s potential veto had been the last remaining obstacle to Russia’s accession to the WTO, as the former Soviet republic is still in a diplomatic row with Moscow over the status of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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