Tbilisi Seeks Resumption of Talks with Sokhumi

Kazakhstan Materials 16 August 2006 12:22 (UTC +04:00)


I am ready to personally visit [Sokhumi] and convince my counterparts from the de facto authorities to hold a session of the Coordinating Council, Merab Antadze told reporters.

A session of the Georgian-Abkhaz Coordinating Council scheduled for August 2 was thwarted after the Abkhaz side refused to participate in the talks. The Abkhaz side accused Tbilisi of changing their list of negotiators, while the Georgian side denied the accusations, saying that the composition of the delegation was just a pretext for refusal.