Georgia ready to negotiate with Abkhazia
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 28 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia welcomes constructive proposals for conflict resolution, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a briefing today.
She made the statement while commenting on Abkhazian Acting President Alexander Ankvab's statements, who said Sukhumi is ready to negotiate with Georgia without any prerequisites.
According to Kalandadze, Georgia is ready to begin negotiations in any format with those who are responsible for this issue. "The Georgian side accepts all constructive proposals that relate to conflict resolution and dialogue, appropriate return of refugees to their homes," she said.
However, Kalandadze doubts about Ankvab's independence and that he will be able to independently start negotiations with Georgia.
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.