The OSCE Special Representative considers the issue of Ossetian detainees in Georgia as one of the most important

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 00:11

The meeting with the Geneva talks Co-Chairmen finished in Tskhinval. According to the EU Co-Chairman Pierre Morel, the meeting discussed all planned issues. "A special attention was paid to the Incident Prevention Mechanism. A list of the sides' participants for weekly meetings will be soon announced. Creation of a hotline for regular discussion of problems and convening of emergency meetings had been envisaged", said Morel.
In his turn, the OSCE Special Representative Ambassador Charalampos Christopoulos stressed that the issue of Ossetian detainees in Georgia is one of the most important. "This issue is humanitarian and should not be politicized and need thorough consideration. The OSCE had contact with both sides and a mechanism was established which will be dealing particularly with this problem. The mechanism will comprise representative of the sides and the OSCE. This mechanism is ready to start its work immediately, "underscored Christopoulos.

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