Germany, Berlin /corr. Trend A.Maharremli / Official Tbilisi considers 'positive and balanced' the resolution 1781 of the UN Security Council regarding determination of the mandate of the UN observation mission in Georgia. "In many regards, the document is more balanced and positive than those adopted over the recent one and a half and two years. The main important fact for us in the resolution is that the territorial integrity of Georgia is unanimously supported and finally the resolution exactly states that the conflict should be resolved within the internationally recognized borders of Georgia," Georgia's State Minister for Conflict Settlement, David Bakradze, stated in his interview with Trend.
The resolution 1781 was passed in the mid of October and with it, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN observation mission in Georgia for six months - up to 15 April 2008. The document highlights concerns of the situation in Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone. The resolution states numerous cases of breaking the ceasefire and separating the forces established by agreement.
Bakradze said that for the first time, the UN resolutions regarding Georgia contain exact recording on the properties of the internally displaced persons. "The resolution says that the properties of the IDPs and refugees can not incur any economic activities," Bakradze said adding that it means that the properties can not be sold or privatized. Although today those people can not return to Abkhazia, they have the rights for those properties which they have left there. It is very important for us because the issue of property, illegal privatization, illegal investment allocations into Abkhazia is a serious problem for us.
The State Minister of Georgia considers it positive that the resolution contains an item regarding refugees' right to return. "It exactly determines refugees' right to return. The resolution says that it also deals with those who were born outside Abkhazia, i.e. the young generation born in Tbilisi or other regions after being expelled from Abkhazia," he said.
"We consider that this resolution is positive for Georgia," Bakradze.