Abkhazia: UN Envoy Meets Abkhaz Officials
According to this report, during the talks Heidi Tagliavini
stressed the necessity of opening a UN Human Rights Office and introducing a
UN police component in the Gali district of Abkhazia to consult the local law
The UN envoy also said that in late March the UN Security Council will discuss the issue of prolonging the UN Observer Mission’s mandate in Georgia and adopt a resolution on Abkhazia. In January the UN Security Council extended the UN mandate FOR only 2 months - until March 31.
Apsnypress also quoted the Abkhaz Foreign Ministry as saying that the delegation of the UN Secretary General’s Group of Friends on Georgia, involving diplomats from Germany, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will visit Sokhumi in early March.