Georgia has no plans to abandon the function of being a transit for the Russian gas, and of course, we will continue to receive benefits, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze told reporters.
The head of government noted that Georgia receives quite a significant benefit from the transit, which complies with the interests of the country.
Asked whether Georgia plans to sign a transit treaty with Gazprom, Bakhtatdze said if a new agreement is signed, the economy ministry will report the details.
The term of the transit agreement between Georgia and Gazprom expired on January 1, 2019. Accordingly, by this time the transit of natural gas from Russia to Armenia continues without a transit agreement.
Speaking about the new deal with Gazprom, Georgian PM said as far as he knows there were no changes in the agreement.
“Negotiations [with Gazprom Export] will begin when a specific date is determined and a meeting is scheduled,” he said.