Georgian Foreign Ministry, Geneva co-chairs urge Russia to refrain from force
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 11 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
A working meeting took place at the Georgian Foreign Ministry with the co-chairs of the Geneva talks.
Georgian First Deputy Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met with the co-chairs, the Georgian Foreign Ministry told Trend on Wednesday.
The parties discussed the agenda for the 25th round of Geneva talks scheduled for November 5-6. They ascertained again the immutability of the format and agenda of the talks, stressing the importance of continuing the efforts of the two working groups.
During the meeting the importance of Russia having an obligation not to use force against Georgia was discussed.
The Geneva talks were convened after the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008, in accordance with the ceasefire agreement of 12 August.
Large scale military action was 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 ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.