Georgia, Tbilisi, March 25 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
On Monday morning, a Georgian delegation left for Geneva to attend the next, 23rd round of the Geneva process on security in the Caucasus. At the negotiations, the Georgian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.
The meeting in Geneva will be held on March 26-27.
As Deputy State Minister for Reintegration Mariam Tsikhelashvili said before departure, at the meeting, the Georgian representative will raise the issue of free movement for both sides of the conflict. "Civilians begin spring work in the fields and in this period it is very important to ensure the free movement of people in both directions," she said.
Tsikhelashvili also stressed that the Georgian side will also ask dismantle the barbed wire that was installed in the so-called border area by the Russian border guards.
The negotiations will be attended by representatives of Abkhazia, so-called South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia, the U.S., the UN, the OSCE and the European Union. The Russian delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.
The talks will focus on the stabilization of the situation in the region and guarantees of non-use of force, as well as improvement of the humanitarian and socio-economic situation.