ArmInfo. Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili thinks that the Agreement with Russian Gazprom on the monetization of gas transit to Armenia through Georgian territory will make harm to the country, Eka Mishveladze, the press speaker of Georgian President stated at the briefing held yesterday.
According to the press secretary of Georgian President, the economic situation will become worse due to signing the Agreement mentioned. "Signing of this Agreement affected the economical situation of the country, caused harm to political and economical interests of the country. We got worse situation in many aspects, and larger problems will rise further. The Gasprom issue is more than a deal, this first a security issue, this is foreign policy, and only after is an energy and economy," Business Goergia release reads Eka Mishveladze's statement.
On January 11 Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze stated that the Government of the country agreed with Gazprom proposal to monetize Russian gas transit to Armenia, while in March 2016 Georgian side refused signing documents on similar monetary compensation. On January 13 Gazprom Export stated that Russian side guarantees the payment of Russian gas transportation to Armenia at the volumes of 2-2.2. bln cubic meters for the years of 2017-2018, and gas supplies to Georgia at the price of USD185 per 1000 cubic meters.
According Mishveladze, the President called Parliament to implement its Constitutional right and to improve the control on the Government, as well as to submit a plan on how to reduce the risks and threats expected due to the Agreement with Russian company. The Agreement with Gazprom will be one of the main issues of the President's report.
To remind, according Georgian media, about 80 NGO's applied to the Georgian Government to publish the Contract details. " The issue like this Agreement between Russia and Georgia could not be accepted only like commercial, because Russia occupied our country," Nino Eghvenidze, the Director of Economy Policies Studies stated. Civil sector also stated in its commencement mentions all the risks such an agreement comprises for Georgia.