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CE Secretary General met with Grigol Vashadze2010-07-02 15:45
Thorbjørn Jagland, the Council of Europe Secretary General, who arrived in Tbilisi with a 2-day visit this morning, met with Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze. The meeting was also attended by Antonio Milošoski, the CE Committee of Ministers Chairman - Georgia Times correspondent.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The meeting participants stated they discussed mostly consequences of the August war of 2008 and Georgia's strategy towards Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Thorbjørn Jagland noted opportunities of rendering aid to all people aggrieved in August 2008 war were discussed at the meeting.
The CE Secretary General highlighted that CE is the strongest mechanism of human rights protection, and all opportunities must be used for protecting citizens' rights. He claimed it to be the purpose of his visit.
Jagland positively assessed the strategy of the Georgian government towards Abkhazia and South Ossetia and noted the CE would actively participate in its implementation.
He added the CE would continue support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia. The CE Secretary General underlined importance of complying with obligations by both Georgia and Russia, and CE's participation in settling relations between the countries.