TBILISI, January 29 (Itar-Tass) – A Georgian delegation will visit Moscow on February 3 to hold talks on the resumption of Georgian product exports to Russia, the chairman of the National Wine Agency, Levan Davitashvili, who will head the delegation, told reporters on Monday.
“All technicalities related to the issuance of Russian visas to members of the Georgian delegation had been finalized,” he said.
On February 4 Davitashvili plans to meet with the head of the Russian consumer rights watchdog, Gennady Onishchenko.
The visit will last three days. A seven-member delegation will include representatives of the Agriculture Ministry, winemaking companies, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association and the phytosanitary service.
On January 24 representatives of the Agriculture Ministry said the Georgian delegation was preparing a special report on Georgia’s food safety control systems that would be presented to Russia.
“The Russian side will put forward its requirements for the export of Georgian wines, mineral water, vegetables and fruit to Russia,” they said. “Of course, Tbilisi knows about these requirements, but during the visit to Moscow more detailed information will be provided.”
The talks in Moscow will focus on technical issues such as food quality control systems, certification rules, etc.