Georgian, U.S. Foreign Ministries call on OSCE to strengthen its role in conflict resolution in Georgia
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 21 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
On June 19-20, Vienna hosted the OSCE Annual Security Review Conference, which was attended by the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Zalkaliani.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani addressed the conference participants with regards to issues of importance for Georgia.
He talked about the role of Georgia in the neutralization of transnational threats, including in the fight against global terrorism, and the contribution made by the country for regional and international security. Zalkaliani stressed that the effective functioning of the European security system depends on the consistent implementation by the states of their commitments.
On June 20, at a meeting devoted to the conflicts, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia introduced to the participants the vision of the Georgian Government on strengthening the role of the OSCE in conflict resolution and briefed about the situation around the Russian-Georgian conflict.
David Zalkaliani drew international attention to the situation prevailing in the separatist regions of Georgia.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin in his speech stressed the importance of restoring the OSCE mission and the role of the organization in the settlement of conflicts in Georgia.
During the visit, David Zalkaliani held bilateral meetings with the OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Dzanieri, head of the Conflict Prevention Center Adam Koberatski, Deputy Secretary of State Eric Rubin and representatives of Switzerland and Serbia - the future chairmen of the OSCE.