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Geneva Talks resumed2009-05-19 12:59
Consultations on the situation in Caucasus resumed in Geneva today, said Grigoriy Karasin, the Deputy Foreign Minister, the head of the Russian delegation.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"We are already in the conference hall", the diplomat explained. "Early this morning the UN Secretary General's report on Caucasus was presented. We examined the report, the Abkhazian colleagues found the title quite correct and acceptable, " Karasin said - ITAR TASS.
He added that the discussion were resumed in the full volume, the second day of the Geneva talks has begun; in the first group they will be discussing the issues of security and stability in the region; in the second -humanitarian issues.
Representatives of Abkhazia, staying in Geneva, will participate in the discussion. According to Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, they are consulting with the south Ossetian side. " As the UN Secretary General's report is of a compromise nature, and there is no allusions to Abkhazia's being a part of Georgia, and the document also proposes a new formulation concerning the further activities of the UN mission in republic, we believe that there is no obstacles for participation of the republic's representatives in the Geneva meeting".
Let us remind that on Saturday Sergey Shamba, the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, stated that his country would not participate in the 5th round of the consultations of the situation in Caucasus until the UN Secretary General's report appears. He added that participation of Abkahzia in the discussions would also depend on the extent the report would "reflect the existing reality". The preparation of the report took some time. Sokhumi hailed the new title of the document: Abkhazia's belonging to Georgia is not mentioned in it.