EU concerned over 'kidnapping' in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 13 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The EU expresses concern over the recent arrest of four teens in the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia. The structure called on the relevant parties to free the teens as soon as possible, the EU said in a statement today.
The statement reads that the agencies that detained the adolescents must take into account and adhere to the U.N. Convention for the Protection of Children. The EU calls on all parties to discuss the incident in the framework of the existing incident response and prevention mechanism meetings and also use the means provided by the local EU observer mission.
The statement stresses the importance of the meetings and calls on parties to take the necessary measures to prevent similar incidents.
The EU statement once again demonstrated the organization's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
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