The next meeting of Russia and Georgia in Geneva will be held in December
The next, 18th round of Geneva talks on Caucasus security is scheduled for December 14 this year. This was reported by "Georgia-News, quoting the message of the UN News Centre. The decision was taken yesterday in Geneva within the 17th such meetings. Georgia and Russia are main participants of these talks and representatives of the UN, the EU and OSCE are co-chairmen.
"In the final communique, released by the co-chairs on Tuesday, it was noted that the overall situation in the region is calm and stable. The paper stresses that, despite fundamental differences of the parties, they should strengthen efforts to achieve progress in the security and stability at the places" - said the statement issued after the meeting.
According to the UN representative Anti Turunen, the participants expressed their firm determination to continue discussion. "The talks were held in a friendly and pragmatic atmosphere" - he said.
However, previously Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, a member of the Georgian delegation at Geneva talks Sergi Kapandaze, noted with regret that the 17th round ended unsuccessfully. According to him, Russia's position in this round was even tougher than during previous meetings.