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Participation of Abkhazia in Geneva Talks depends on the UN report2009-05-04 16:59
The participation of Abkhazia in the fifth round of Geneva Talks [to be held on May 18th ] depends on the contents of the UN report on the situation in the zone of Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, said Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia after the meeting with the co-chairmen of the Geneva Talks: Pierre Morel (the EU), Johan Verbeke (the UN) and Charalampos Christopoulos (the OSCE) - RIA Novosti.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Our participation in the Geneva discussions will depend on the approach the United Nations takes. If it accommodates the changed situation and comes closer to the understanding of the reality, then our participation in the discussion will continue. The first sign will be in sight when the UN Secretary-General makes a report on May 15. If it meets our requests, we shall participate in the discussions," Shamba said. Abkhazia insists Ban Ki-Moon's report should contain no such terms as the "UN Observer Mission in Georgia", or the term "Abkhazia, Georgia".
The first three rounds of the Geneva Talks brought no results. The fourth was held on February 17th -18th 2009 and became the most fruitful so far. The participants managed to agree on the document containing proposals on mechanisms for prevention and reaction of incidents in Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.