Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 29 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
The possibility of establishing a team supporting Georgia, which would be based in Vienna, is being considered within the OSCE, the organisation's special representative for the South Caucasus Pádraig Murphy said during an interview organised by 'Region Centre' today.
"The OSCE mission in Georgia was closed in 2009," he said. "Nevertheless, we continue actively working with the country and look for ways for further cooperation. This would make an additional contribution to our activity in the Geneva international discussions, our work on the spot and the mechanisms preventing incidents and responding to them."
Murphy said that being inspired by the UN model, OSCE is considering the establishment of a support team within the organisation which would be based in Vienna. "Of course, all possible variants must be discussed and agreed with the relevant players, including the Russian Federation," he said. "We are to raise this issue with all interested parties, and will continue exerting our efforts to find a solution that will work in the interests of all parties."
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 action was 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.