Georgian delegation leaves for Switzerland to attend Geneva meeting
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct.13 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
A Georgian delegation will leave today for Geneva to attend the next round of talks on the prevention of incidents in the Caucasus. The Georgian delegation is headed by the First Deputy Foreign Minister Giga Bokeria.
As Bokeria said at the airport, the Georgian side's main requirement at the Geneva talks Oct. 14 will be refugees' return. "This is a main issue that concerns Georgia," he said. "The Georgian side position remains unchanged. Our main goal is to develop a new concept of security and return of refugees to the occupied territories."
Meanwhile, the Russian side will once again raise the issue of execution of non-aggression agreement between Tbilisi, Sukhumi and Tskhinvali.
Tbilisi claims that it is ready to sign non-aggression agreement only with Russia, as a participant of the conflict.
The Geneva talks were convened after an armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008, in accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement dated August 12.
Military actions were launched in the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in August 2008. Georgian troops entered Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia and later Russian troops occupied the city and drove the Georgian military back to Georgia. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on Aug. 26 and established diplomatic relations with them on Sept. 9, 2008.