Georgian State Minister for Reintegration not to exclude changing of the format of Geneva talks
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 20 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian State Minister for Reintegration Paata Zakareishvili has not exclude changing of the format of the Geneva talks, though the Government of Georgia should see the need.
Zakareishvili said about it on Wednesday at a meeting of the parliamentary commission on restoration of territorial integrity and the Committee on diaspora and the Caucasus.
According to him, changing the format primarily requires the Abkhaz and South Ossetian sides to get some status. But until then, as Georgia does not see the need to change the format, the Georgian side believes that it is only try of Abkhaz and Ossetian participants to get the status.
"Our principle is- we have some questions about the format of Geneva talks. We see that the results are not such that would suit for both the Georgian side and the participants in general. We are interested that what can give us change of the format," - Zakareishvili said.
According to him, the new government does not say a definitive "no."
"We are looking for a way to say yes. And that "yes" has to be said for the interests of Georgia", - minister said.
The Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August, 2008 in accordance with the ceasefire agreement of August, 12.
Large scale military actions were launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia late in August. Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and has announced the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to be occupied territories.