Georgia, Tbilisi, July 26 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Giorgi Baramidze, who is on a working visit to Austria met with OSCE Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut. The meeting was held in an atmosphere of mutual understanding, the Deputy Prime Minister's office told Trend.
The meeting discussed OSCE summit to be held in Astana, at which Georgia once again will have an opportunity to raise the deoccupation of their territories and return of IDPs to their motherlands.
OSCE Secretary General welcomed Georgia's constructive approach for a peaceful settlement of the Georgian-Russian conflict and focused on the prospects for fruitful cooperation between Georgia and international community.
The meeting also discussed the recognition of Kosovo's independence by the UN International Court. It was stressed that the cases of Georgia and Kosovo are completely different from each other, and the recognition of Kosovo's independence will not affect the recognition of the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Baramidze expressed a desire for the restoration of the OSCE mission in Georgia. The need to permit international observers to access Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and monitoring the situation on the place from the security and human rights point of view, were also stressed.
OSCE Secretary General confirmed his visit to Georgia, which is scheduled for September.
During the visit, Baramidze also met with First Deputy Chairman of the Austrian Parliament Fritz Noigebauer.
The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.
Noigebauer expressed his full support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The meeting stressed the importance of peaceful settlement of the Georgian-Russian conflict, the necessary condition of which is deoccupation of the country and return of internally displaced persons.
The sides also expressed their desire to deepen bilateral Georgian-Austrian relations. Baramidze asked Fritz Noigebauer to create parliamentary friendship group with Georgia in Austria. In his turn Noigebauer expressed a desire to visit Georgia.