Georgian MFA: Development of non-use of force treaty is launched within Geneva dialogue
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 12 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia/
Georgia believes that the most 'considerable' achievement of the 21st round of international discussions in Geneva on security and stability in the South Caucasus is a document to launch talks on the non-use of force, deputy Georgian Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze reported to journalists.
"We have reached an agreement on launch of joint document development and we hope that Russia will take responsibility on non-use of force," he added.
Kapanadze noted that in this case Georgia will achieve a guarantee that 'Russia will officially abandon possible new aggression against Georgia'.
He underlined that this is going to be an international obligation which is not easy to violate and will provide Georgia security.
Meanwhile, Russia wants to ensure that this agreement will be signed with Tbilisi on one side and with Sukhumi and Tskhinvali on the other.
Kapanadze also noted that all directions of the security provision and stability in Georgia's conflict regions were discussed.
The 21st round of negotiations took place in Geneva on October 11. Representatives of Georgia, RF, USA, separatist South Ossetia and Abkhazia as well as UN, OSCE, EU participated in the talks.
The representatives of Bidzina Ivanishvili's future government, who were involved in talks as observers were dissatisfied with the negotiation results. They stated that Abkhaz and Ossetian boycotted all their attempts to establish a direct dialogue on possible future contacts of the new government in Georgia with Sukhumi and Tskhinvali.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian region of South Ossetia on Aug.8, 2008. Later Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.