Dec 20, 2010

Abkhazia: Georgia Hinders Diplomatic Progress

At a new round of Geneva talks to resolve the conflict between Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Tbilisi ignored the Abkhazian declaration regarding the commitment to non-violence, and thereby demonstrated continued unwillingness for cooperation.

Below is an article published by GHN News Agency:

The Georgian Delegation factually ignored the declaration of Abkhazia and South Ossetia about the non-use of force, Aleksey Sazonov, Deputy Official Representative of the Russian Federation at the Geneva negotiations, said during the briefing in Moscow […].

Sazonov believes that the declarations of Eduard Kokoity and Sergey Bagapsh were making a basis for the strengthening of stability in these regions, RIA Novosti informs.

“Georgia ignored a very important question for its neighbors for the security of three states. Tbilisi explicitly showed its unwillingness to develop with Abkhazia and South Ossetia good neighbor relations, “- Sazonov said.

[…] The next round of Geneva talks was conducted yesterday [16 December 2010]. The Geneva negotiations are for the regulation of 2008 August conflict, the regular meetings that are conducted since October of 2008 delegations from Georgia, Russia, USA and representatives of Abkhazian and South Ossetia side are taking part. [The] EU, UN and OSCE [participate]. One of the outcomes of the Geneva negotiations was the incident prevention mechanism for the conflict zone.