Estonia considers Georgia occupied
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Uramas Paet stated that they continue to consider Abkhazia and South Ossetia "occupied territories of Georgia".
According to Baltija.EU, at a summit of foreign ministers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vilnius, Paet noted that the OSCE should be actively involved in resolving protracted conflicts.
"We need to make every effort to return the OSCE Mission, as well as expansion of the European Union Monitoring Mission to Georgia's occupied territories", added he.
Recall, not so long ago, Urmas Paet stated that the international community should support Georgia's territorial integrity, as well as continue the policy of non-recognition of the "occupied territories" of the country.
"Georgia has made great efforts to get closer to the EU" ... "But there steel much remains to be done in terms of implementation the reforms", said the Estonian minister said.
"We also support the cooperation between Georgia and NATO. We discussed what efforts Georgia should make to receive the MAP (Action Plan for NATO membership)", he said.
"The EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) are to be preserved, and they should be able to work in Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We must also restore the OSCE mission, but, unfortunately, there're no preconditions for this at this stage", Paet stated.
He also expressed hope that the signing the agreements on associative membership, free trade and visa facilitation between Georgia and the EU will be accelerated. "Estonia will continue to assist Georgia in the aforementioned directions", he added.