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Georgia has announced an agreement with Russia on nonuse of force2012-10-12 15:06
An agreement on nonuse of force will be prepared within the talks on the situation in the South Caucasus, attended by the representatives of Georgia, Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This was announced by the Deputy Georgian Foreign Minister Sergei Kapanadze, the Lenta.ru reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"We have agreed to start work on a joint document and we hope that Russia will take on the obligation not to use force", the official said.
According to Kapanadze, Tbilisi hopes that "Russia will officially refuse a possible new aggression against Georgia".
Meanwhile, the participants of the Geneva discussions believe that a bilateral legally binding agreement on the nonuse of force between Abkhazia South Ossetia and Georgia has key significance to ensure stability and security in the South Caucasus. This was stated in the reported of Russian Foreign Minister on the results of the next round of discussions, the RIA Novosti reported.
The talks were held on October 10-11 with the participation of representatives of Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia, the U.S., South Ossetia, as well as the UN, OSCE and the EU. The Russian delegation was headed by State Secretary - Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
Russian side has reiterated its unequivocal commitment to facilitate the establishment of lasting peace in the Transcaucasian region and security for all the people living there.