Vashadze met with Ban Ki-moon
During today's meeting in New York, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze briefed the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon with the current situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. As reported by Trend, the head of the Diplomatic Department of Georgia expressed his concern about the human rights situation in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "I also expressed my concern over the militarization of these regions, where the armed forces of Russia are concentrating" - explained Vashadze to reporters, commenting on the meeting with the Secretary General.
According to Vashadze, the sides have also discussed the issue of settlement of conflicts in Georgia, as well as the UN's role in these processes.
In addition, during the meeting they were discussing regional cooperation in South Caucasus.
In turn, the UN Secretary-General expressed his intention to continue his active participation in the Geneva international discussions.
It is worth remembering that these discussions on security and stability in the South Caucasus is being held after the August 2008 events in South Ossetia. This meetings are attended by delegations of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, the U.S., the EU, the UN and OSCE.
Georgian Foreign Minister went to New York as a member of the Georgian delegation, headed by President Mikhail Saakashvili.