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Semneby: situation in Gali district is extremely hard2009-03-20 12:13
Peter Senmeby, the EU special envoy in the Caucasus, visited Sokhumi, where he was received by the President, the PM and the Interior Minister of Abkhazia - RosBalt.gt-en-newsitem-inside
After the negotiations the EU special envoy said that the situation in Gali district, discussed in the course of his meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament, is hard and demands urgent settlement.
Semneby underlined that Gali district population cannot use the bridge over Inguri and people, living on different banks, cannot contact. He mentioned that especially heard this situation is for teachers, who live in the one bank of Inguri and work in the other. The EU envoy claimed that the situation must be settled in time.
Besides, the issues of the region's demilitarization and of humanitarian aid delivery to Abkhazia were discussed. Alexander Ankvab, the PM of Abkhazia expressed readiness to cooperate with the EU. "We want to specify some certain details, get precise information, what will the cooperation with the EU bring us", he said ."If you offer assistance in civil society development, we don't need it as we have no problems in this aspect", he informed. According to the PM, "it will be very good if the EU offers Abkhazia assistance in healthcare development and communication systems restoration".