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The Minister of economy and sustainable development of Georgia Natia Turnava said that the country is not going to refuse to trade with Russia. About it reports TASS.
According to the Minister, Georgia’s economy is quite diversified, however, to stop trade relations with Russia is not worth it. “Trade with Russia in terms of exports is 13 percent. Of course, there are other countries, there is a choice, but do we have to reject these 13 percent? Of course not,” said Tarnawa.
The Georgian producers “should be the choice trade with any country”, where their products will be better sold, the Minister said.
June 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree prohibiting Russian airlines to perform flights to Georgia from 8 July. Later the ban was extended to Georgian carriers operating flights to Russia.
This decision was taken in connection with the protests in Tbilisi. In clashes with the police injured more than 200 people. The unrest was triggered by the participation of the Russian delegation in the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, during which the Russians occupied the chair of speaker of the Georgian Parliament.
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