Tbilisi, Georgia, April 25
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
A peace express will set off form Georgian capital of Tbilisi on April 26 as part of the 'Youth Peace Express' project.
The project is supported by the Georgian-Ossetian Civil Forum and the joint program COBERM.
Georgian and Ossetian young people will travel by bus to several countries (Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Serbia) where they will meet with students, civil society activists and representatives of local authorities.
The project participants will also obtain additional knowledge and experience from their European peers and will get closely acquainted with their values and activities.
The bus will set off at 08:30 (local time) from the Trade Union Palace of Culture in Tbilisi.
The Ossetian group will join the participants in Istanbul.
Georgian group will return to Tbilisi on May 12.
Tbilisi currently does not have any diplomatic relations with Moscow, following tensions and a conflict which broke out in Georgia's South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Russian troops entered Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Later, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Translated by E.A.