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EU has no intention to change its mandate in Georgia

2009-02-11 17:41

The EU has no intention to change the mandate of its monitors in Georgia so far, stated Javier Solana, the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy.


In his interview to Ekho Moskvy (the Echo of Moscow) he said that the number of EU monitors in Georgia is enough for the current stage of mandate, but mentioned that in some time more active presence of various international monitors will be needed in the region. He said the EU is satisfied with the present-day situation with stability.

When asked a question on the mandate of Pierre Morel (the EU special envoy on the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict settlement), the head of the EUMM in Georgia he answered the mandate remains the same.

At the same time he noted that the Genovese conference will be held next week, these issues will be discussed and the mandate might be extended if needed.

The EUMM arrived in Georgia in accordance with the Medvedev-Sarckozy plan and officially started its work on October 1st .

It is obliged to ensure security at the borders with Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The EU Monitoring Mission includes about 200 monitors from 22 EU countries, and headed by Hansjorg Haber (Germany).


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