South Ossetia will raise again the issue of security at the Geneva talks


December 11-12 the next 22th round of discussions on security in Transcaucasia will be held in Geneva.

As reported "Res" by a Head of the South Ossetian delegation, Presidential Envoy for post-conflict settlement Murat Dzhioev, for the first day will be held bilateral consultations with representatives of the international organizations and with some delegations.
He has stressed that the key question for the South Ossetian side is still the issue of security.
"June 2009 our delegation proposed a draft agreement on the non-use of force between Georgia and South Ossetia. Similar projects have been received from the Abkhazian delegation and international mediators. But, unfortunately, non-constructive position of our counterparts has not allowed to reach a consensus so far "- stressed the envoy.
Therefore, in November-December 2010 on the proposal of the Russian side, the leadership of two states - South Ossetia and Georgia - issued a unilateral declaration of non-use of force.
"These statements were recorded in the United Nations. But we have always stressed that this is only an interim step on the way to our main task - the signing of a legally binding agreement on non-use of force, which must be signed in South Ossetia and Georgia and contain the international warranty. We have repeatedly stated that such a guarantor for South Ossetia is Russia, with which we have established diplomatic relations. Guarantors for compliance with these agreements could be the international organizations participating in the Geneva process ", - said Dzhioev.
He has added that the process is slow and difficult, and in this regard, at the 19 rounds the Russian side proposed to receive the statements of all the participants in the discussions on the commitment to the principle of non-use of force.
"We have submitted our project at once, and recently have confirmed again in writing that we support the first draft, because after the 21 round the experts didn`t yet come to a consensus. And we will push for the first project, "- stressed the envoy.
The ambassador added, that at the 22 round of Geneva talks will also be discussed the situation in the region since the previous meeting.
Dzhioev noted that members of the South Ossetian delegation would raise the issue of the fate of the missing persons and citizens of South Ossetia kept in prisons of Georgia.

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