Georgian side puts forward new initiative on restoration of trust with Abkhazians
Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan.30
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The International Center on Conflict and Negotiation (ICCN) and the "Georgian-Abkhazian mixed families" union have put forward a new initiative in connection with the restoration of trust and public diplomacy.
The managing director of the research center Maia Katsitadze and the union head Rezo Bendeliani hold a press conference on this issue.
A free area should be created for creation of the "Georgian-Abkhazian house of peace" on the Georgian-controlled territory of the border checkpoint on the Inguri River as part of the project.
It will offer necessary services to Georgians and Abkhazians, as well as the representatives of other nationalities using the Inguri bridge.
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 has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.
Translated by L.Z.