Georgia has canceled about 40 agreements within the Commonwealth of Independent States and plans to retire 30 of the remaining agreements, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze at a press briefing in Tbilisi on Monday.
“The exit procedure approximately 70-75 international agreements concluded within the CIS started long ago. Now, there are still nearly 30 agreements which Georgia wants to withdraw.
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili in Tbilisi announced the withdrawal of the Commonwealth of Independent States after the military conflict in South Ossetia in August 2008. August 14, parliament approved the initiative of Mikhail Saakashvili, and August 18, the Georgian Ministry informed the CIS Executive Committee of the output of the Community countries.
The formal output of Georgia CIS ended August 18, 2009.
August 8, 2008, Tbilisi launched a military offensive against South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, destroying and killing hundreds of civilians and Russian peacekeepers deployed in the breakaway republic. Russia responded militarily and forced Georgia to peace before August 26 to recognize the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another former Georgian autonomy.