Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 / Trend , E.Ostapenko/
On July 1, the sixth round of the Geneva discussions on Georgia decided to apply a joint mechanism to prevent and respond to incidents, the UN reported.
An agreement on its operation was reached at the February meeting of the parties.
The co-chairs of the EU, UN and OSCE have agreed that the meeting achieved concrete results, but it took place in "a constructive spirit". Head of the Russian delegation Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin agreed with this opinion, as well.
"The Russian representatives at the Geneva discussions were generally satisfied with a spirit which enabled to gain the results at this meeting," Karasin said.
Discussions were held again in two working groups. One discussed the security in the region, another - humanitarian issues, including the internally displaced persons and refugees.
In the sixth round of discussions, the participants agreed to hold the first consulting meeting of the mechanism to prevent and respond to incidents on the Gali town on July 14.
"This thing that was expected a long time which was complex. It is good that all parties had decided to hold such a meeting," Karasin said.
The need for the Geneva discussions on the situation in Transcaucasia emerged after the end of hostilities between Georgia and Russia in August 2008 because of separating of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, supported by Russia from Georgia. Meetings of the representatives of the EU, OSCE, UN, Russia, United States, Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia aimed to quickly stabilize the situation in the region.
The previous - fifth round of the talks was held on May 18-19. The first three rounds were not fruitful.
The fourth round of the Geneva consultations, which took place Feb. 17-18, was the most productive of all. At that time the negotiators for the first time could agree on a document containing proposals for mechanisms to prevent and resolve incidents in Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. However, international observers still do not have access to the conflict zones.
The next round of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia is scheduled for Sept. 17.
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