Georgia, Tbilisi, July 27 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
A Georgian delegation will attend negotiations on conflict prevention in the South Caucasus today. The delegation is headed by Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister Giorgi Bokeria.
Before the meeting, the co-chairs of the Geneva talks - Pierre Morel (EU), Antti Turunen (U.N.) and Bulat Nurgaliyev (OSCE) - reviewed the situation in the conflict zones together with the participants. They urged all sides to resume their meetings to prevent incidents in the South Ossetian conflict zone, which were suspended in October 2009.
The delegation expects little from the meeting, Bokeria told journalists at the Tbilisi airport before his departure.
"Moscow's policy, which is aimed at breaking down the talks, causes pessimism," he said. "The separatists from Sukhumi and Tskhinvali suspended their participation in the talks after receiving instructions from Moscow, but later changed their minds."
"We are ready to negotiate on any topic if this will help to reduce tensions," Bokeria added.
Moscow, Sukhumi and Tskhinvali reiterated that they will ask Tbilisi to sign an agreement on the non-renewal of an armed conflict. Tbilisi will be asked to sign the agreement with Sukhumi and Tskhinvali, as opposed to Russia. Georgian officials are only prepared to sign the document with Moscow.
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