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No American replacement in the EU mission in the Caucasus

2009-07-27 22:47

3476.jpegToday, European Union is intended to prolong the mandate of the organization mission's observers in the South Caucasus. On Friday, the principle agreement on the matter has been achieved at the meeting of the permanent representatives of the union member-countries. Now, it is the turn of ministers of foreign affairs.

"The prolongation of the mission is a good sign of European Union's being interested in stabilizing the situation in the region and of the EU intention to enable the agreements signed last August", - ITAR-TASS is quoting Chairman of the EU Council, Head of the MFA of Sweden Karl Bildt.


As is known, on July 24, permanent representatives of the European Union member-countries have already discussed the issue of prolonging the observers' mission mandate, so today's meeting of ministers of foreign affairs is actually going to become a formality, and the EU missioners will remain in the Caucasus up to 14 December 2010, at least. It is curious to point out that the draft document implies the observers' activity not only in Georgia but in the territory of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as well. However, Brussels has not yet agreed upon this matter with Sukhum and Tskhinval, obviously expecting a negative answer: the young republics are strongly against the expansion of powers of the only monitoring mission in the Caucasus in the context of the EU's absolute support of Georgia's "territorial integrity".

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