OSCE Secretary General hopes summit will reconcile Georgia and Russia
Georgia, Tbilisi, September 8 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The standoff between Russia and Georgia following a short war between the countries in 2008 will be discussed at an upcoming OSCE summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, the secretary general of the organization said at a press conference Wednesday following a meeting in Tbilisi with Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze.
Marc Perrin de Brichambaut said that the Dec. 2 summit, the largest for the last 11 years, would be unique as " high-ranking representatives of the big European family" are due to attend.
"Today we talked about the summit and the preparations for it. We want this summit to be the basis for beginning the process of reconciliation between Georgia and Russia. All diplomatic resources must be used for it," de Brichambaut said.
Vashadze remarked that OSCE engagement in the matter of territories that Russia now recognizes as independent of Georgia was touched upon at today's meeting.