Geneva talks on Georgia to start today
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 18 / Trend , N.Kirtzkhalia/
Geneva will host the next - fifth round of the negotiations on Georgia's security on May 18-19.
The meeting will not take place at the NATO headquarters, but in the building of the International Labor Organization in Geneva. OSCE Special Envoy Kharalampos Christepulos, UN Secretary General Special Envoy Johan Verbeke and EU Special Envoy on crisis in Georgia Pier Morel, as well as delegations of Georgia, Russia and South Ossetia will attend the meeting. Abkhazia refused to attend the meeting, as it did not get the UN Secretary General's report to determine status of the republic in the negotiations.
The Georgian delegation is in Geneva. The delegation comprises chairman of the government of the Abkhazia Autonomous Republic in exile Malkhaz Akishbaya and head of the temporal administration of South Ossetia Dmitriy Sanakoev.
Before the trip to Geneva, Akishbaya told journalists that the Georgian delegation will make a report to the participants of the talks about the situation with the Kodor canyon and Gal region and facts on violation of human rights in these territories.
He also commented on the Abkhazia delegation's refusal to attend the Geneva negotiations. Akishbaya said this refusal is not so significant and will not break the meeting.
The last Geneva discussions took place in February. The participant of this meeting coordinated a proposal on "Response mechanisms and joint prevention of incidents" on administrative borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at [email protected]