Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s meeting with Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Russia Yves Rossier
On August 13, State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin had a meeting with Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in the Russian Federation Yves Rossier.
Mr Karasin noted the recently deteriorating situation around the Russian Federation Interests Section at the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia as a result of actions by local criminal figures profiting from the high demand for Russian visas among Georgian citizens.
The atmosphere around the Russian foreign mission in Tbilisi contrasts sharply with the calm and benevolent manner surrounding the Georgian mission in Moscow.
The Swiss side promised to take steps to encourage the Georgian authorities to improve the situation.
The parties also exchanged views on the prospects for the practical implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Georgia on the basic principles of the customs administration and monitoring of trade in goods dated November 9, 2011 with the participation of the Swiss company SGS.
Other matters of mutual interest were also discussed.