Georgian FM urges CE colleagues to take part in conflict settlement
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 16 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
While addressing the Foreign Ministers of CE countries, Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandzhikidze spoke about Georgia's separatist regions.
"We called on the Council of Europe to participate more actively on conflict settlement in Georgia," she said.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Pandzhikidze met with Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland before the CE foreign ministerial meeting.
Jagland expressed his satisfaction with the fact that one can always take constructive measures to support the Geneva process to resolve the conflict in Georgia as a result of work with the Georgian side.
Pandzhikidze stressed that Georgia's issue does not lose its relevance in the Council of Europe.
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 on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.