Georgia, Tbilisi, November 17 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
The Resolution the European Parliament adopted on Thursday uses the term "occupation" and urges the rest representatives of the international community to use this term pertaining to Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region.
The Resolution, which was approved unanimously, touches upon a series of other matters, including the ones put on the agenda of Georgia-EU cooperation, a Georgian Public Broadcaster correspondent reported from Brussels. These issues cover free trade and visas, security, and Georgian-Russian relations.
The document points out to the necessity of completion of occupation, and observation of the August 12, 2008 war cessation agreement.
"The European Parliament's Resolution on Georgia reflects support from the EU," Salome Samadashvili, Head of the Georgian Representation to the EU and Georgia's Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, told television company Imedi by telephone.
"This document is an expression of huge support to Georgia from the side of Europe and illustrates that Georgia should indispensably become part of European political and economic space," she said.
The Resolution, which had been drafted by Polish deputy Kzishtof Lizek on his visit to Georgia in April, was passed by the European Parliament's International Relations Committee in October.
President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili told a joint briefing with EU Commissar for foreign policy and security Catherine Ashton in Tbilisi on Wednesday that the European Parliament on Thursday will vote on the Georgian Resolution that mentions the term "occupation" pertaining to Georgian territories.
Large-scale war actions began in South Ossetia, the territory of Georgia, on August 8, 2008. Later on, Russia troops occupied the area and withdrew Georgian military. At the end of that August, Russia recognized South Ossetia and Abkhazia's independence. In a response, Tbilisi broke diplomatic relations with Moscow and declared the two non-recognized republics occupied territories.