Georgia and Russia resume land transport

Georgia and Russia resume land transport
# 21 August 2013 09:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku - APA. Land transport between Georgia and Russia has been restored after 7 years, APA reports quoting Qolos Rossii channel.

Georgia’s first cars can enter the territory of Russia in September. Agreement on this issue was reached between Land Transport Agency under the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Russian Ministry of Transport after long negotiations.

The agreement will be concerned to cargo and passenger transportation. The Russian side undertook to simplify the visa regime for Georgian drivers. Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Ms. Natia Mikeladze said that if before the agreement Georgian goods were put on the Russian market through third countries’ companies, now these products will be delivered to Russia in an easier way.

In initial stage, the sides came to mutual agreement about 500 quota-carrying. These transportations will be realized within a year it. Note that, land transport between Russia and Georgia was terminated in 2006. Though the checkpoints resumed activity via mediation of Armenia, import of the cars with state number plate of Georgia has been banned in Russia. Georgian products have been put on the Russian market especially by Armenian companies.

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