Georgian FM discusses resolution on refugees in UN
Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.21 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Within the 66th UN General Assembly session, Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze held several bilateral meetings to increase the number of supporters for the resolution submitted by Georgia.
The resolution on the return of IDPs to Abkhazia and South Ossetia was supported by 53 countries during the last session of the General Assembly.
Vashadze met with the foreign ministers of Serbia, Cyprus, Guyana, Maldives, Paraguay, and Suriname. He signed a memorandum of cooperation in international affairs with Suriname's foreign minister.
Vashadze also met with the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe.
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, driving 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. Georgia's autonomous regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia unilaterally declared independence from Georgia after the August 2008 war.