Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova /
The Kazakh OSCE Chairman called on participants in the eleventh round of Geneva Discussions to resume meetings of the second Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) to address problems affecting daily the local communities, the OSCE said.
A flexible approach is a pre-condition to engage in discussions to meet the expectations of ordinary people and I call on all participants in the Geneva Discussions to show willingness to build confidence in tackling practical measures. People are suffering. How long will they have to wait to get back to normal life? Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman Kanat Saudabayev, Ambassador Bolat Nurgaliyev asked.
The IPRM has been designed to bring concrete solutions to concrete problems. Regular meetings are indispensable as incidents need to be fully investigated and appropriate responses agreed upon, he said.
It was agreed that the next meeting would be held in Geneva July 27, preceded by a pre-round trip of the Co-Chairs to the region.
Geneva discussions were convened after the August conflict in 2008. The delegations from Georgia, Russia, the United States, representatives of the Abkhaz and South Ossetian sides, the EU, the UN and the OSCE participate in the meetings, held since October 2008 in Geneva. One of results of the Geneva meetings was to develop a mechanism to prevent incidents in the zone of conflict and react to them.