Georgian Justice Ministry: Geneva talks to continue for achieving progress

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 19

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Geneva talks will continue for achieving progress, Deputy Justice Minister Gocha Lortkipanidze said following the 26th round of the Geneva talks.

"We were actively working in the second working group, especially when it came to human rights violations along the administrative border. At the same time we continued work on those pragmatic approaches that relate to freedom of movement. In particular, we confirmed our position that freedom of movement should be the basis for the development of such proposals," the deputy minister stressed.

Lortkipanidze said that they worked intensively on a joint statement by the negotiating parties regarding the second central issue of the discussions - the non-use of force.

"Despite our intensive work on a joint statement on the non-use of force, it should be noted that the parties have different views, including in the conceptual part of the approaches. Despite this, we are well aware that this is a process. We realize our responsibility and hope that the work will continue for achieving progress," the deputy justice minister said.

The 27th round of the Geneva talks will be held in March 2014.

Translated by M.L.

Edited by C.N.

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