Minister: Georgia supports Geneva talks format
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov.28 /Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian is prepared to consider new proposals to promote Georgian-Abkhaz and Georgian-Ossetian dialogue. This was said by State Minister for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili at the meeting with Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin.
"It was a useful meeting. The U.S. is a strategically leading state for us. Thus, consultations with the country are of great value given that the next round of the Geneva format talks will take place soon. It will be attended by representatives of the new government, " Zakareishvili said.
The minister said the new government is ready to accelerate the talks format.
"For us it was important to assure that we strongly support the Geneva format and are ready to acceleration in this direction. We clearly believe in Western support to our territorial integrity and non-recognition policy, we are ready to consider new steps on strengthening of the Georgian-Abkhaz and Georgian-Ossetian dialogue," Zakareishvili said.
The format of the Geneva talks was created after the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008, in accordance with the ceasefire agreement on August 12.
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.