Geneva to host another round of negotiations on tension prevention in Caucasus
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 7
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
The 29th round of international negotiations on preventing tension in the Caucasus will be held in the Geneva format in Switzerland on October 7-8. A Georgian delegation arrived in Geneva to participate in the negotiations.
The agenda of another round of talks includes such issues as the non-use of force, the use of international security mechanisms, the return of refugees and IDPs to their native lands.
During the negotiations, the Georgian side intends to raise the issue about a decision of the de facto authorities of occupied Abkhazia to close the so-called checkpoints on the administrative border.
Earlier, it was reported that Abkhazia plans to restrict movement through the administrative border near the Inguri River.
On the night of August 8, 2008, military actions were launched on the territory of South Ossetia, Georgia. Later the Russian troops occupied the city and drove back the Georgian military.
In late August, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as occupied territories.