(www.civil.ge) - Merab Antadze, the Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Issues, said on August 8 that Tbilisi plans to officially push for revision of the decade-long agreement with Russia, which serves as a legal base for the current Russian-led peacekeeping and negotiation arrangements for the South Ossetian conflict.
At the upcoming session of the Joint Control Commission the Georgian side plans to put forth revision of 1992 Dagomis agreement, Merab Antadze, the Georgian State Minister for Conflict Resolution Issues, told reporters on August 8.
The Sochi agreement, which is also known as Dagomis agreement, was signed by Then-Russian President Boris Yeltsin and then-Head of the Georgian State Eduard Shevardnadze. A Joint Peacekeeping Forces, consisting of the Georgian, Ossetian and Russian battalion, was set up as a result of this agreement, reports Trend.
The quadripartite Joint Control Commission (JCC), involving negotiator from the Georgian, South Ossetian, Russian and Russias North Ossetian sides, was also established based on the Sochi agreement to oversee cease-fire in the conflict zone.
The Georgian Parliament passed a resolution on July 18 instructing the government to launch relevant procedures in order to immediately suspend, as the document reads, the so-called peacekeeping operations in breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Almost similar resolution was passed by the Parliament in February, but only in respect of South Ossetia, instructing the government on which base the current peacekeeping operation is carried out in the conflict zone.