Geneva Talks on Georgia Constructive: OSCE Chairman-in-Office’s Special Envoy
Azerbaijan, Baku, 20 November / Trend corr. E.Ostapenko/ The Geneva talks, co-chaired by the OSCE, UN and EU, have been constructive and that the next round of talks would discuss concrete proposals, according to OSCE.
The discussions had gone well and represented a step forward, said Heikki Talvitie, the Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office.
Ongoing conflicts in Georgia were the key topic of Geneva discussions on 19 November.
The next meeting will be on 17 and 18 December, and we will already deal with concrete questions at that point.
According to OSCE, the co-chairs would now have regular meetings with all sides to increase stability and security.
"We cannot proceed in Geneva if we don't proceed on the ground," Talvitie said.
On Nagorno-Karabakh, Talvitie said there was a new kind of optimism prevailing since the Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a document after talks near Moscow on 2 November.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev signed a declaration at the end of their meeting in Mein Dorf castle near Moscow on 2 November. Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan decided to make joint efforts to normalize the situation in Caucasus and requested Foreign Ministers to make efforts to solve the [Armenian-Azerbaijani] Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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