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Tbilisi is disappointed with the results of Genovese discussions

2008-12-19 17:46

Grigol Vashadze, Georgian Foreign Affairs Minister, is discontent with the results of the third round of international discussions of situation in the Caucasus, held in Geneva.


"We are disappointed, as in the time these endless discussions in Geneva proceed, human rights are roughly violated in conflict areas, Georgians are leaving because of unbearable conditions ", Interfax quotes Vashadze.

According to Georgian Foreign Ministry, not only Georgians, but Ossetians as well leave the occupied Akhalgori district.

Let us remind that yesterday in Genovese Palace of Nations the third round of discussions on security and stability issues in the Caucasus was held with participation of the EU, OSCE, the UN, Russia, Georgia, the USA, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The talks had no result.

The new round of discussions is to be held on February 17th - 18th 2009.

At the press conference after the third round of the talks Pierre Morel, EU Special Representative stated that no specific agreements on conflict prevention were reached.

Morel concluded that the participants of the discussions has previously discussed the mechanisms of conflict prevention, agreed to take part in them, but failed to make any specific agreement.

At the same time, Johan Verbeke, the UN's chief envoy on Georgia, said that the participants of the talks of the situation in the Caucasus, being held in Geneva, passed from procedural issues to specific problems discussion.

He noticed that unlike the two previous meeting, no procedural questions were raised, this stage is passed.

"I am confident that the process [is] now fully on track," Johan Verbeke stated.


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