Georgia satisfied with 29th round of Geneva talks
Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct.9
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia positively assesses the results of the 29th round of the Geneva talks, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia, head of the country's delegation in Geneva talks, David Zalkaliani told reporters on Oct.9.
"Most importantly, we succeeded to stop all the discussions on changing the format of these talks," he said.
Zalkaliani denied the message from Russian Foreign Ministry, which claimed that the deployment of NATO training bases in Georgia was discussed during the meeting.
The next meeting in the Geneva format will be held in December of 2014 with participation of representatives from Georgia, Russia, Sukhumi, Tskhinvali, the U.S., EU, OSCE and the UN.
The Geneva talks were convened following the armed conflict in Georgia in August 2008, in accordance with the ceasefire agreement dated Aug.12, 2008.
Large scale military action was launched between Georgia and Russia in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August.
In response, Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.