In Tskhinval co-chairs of the Geneva discussions met with South Ossetian counterparts

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 19:45

In Tskhinval the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions on security in Transcaucasia have met with members of the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva talks.
The meeting was also attended by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Kazbulat Tskhovrebov.
At the beginning of the meeting the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy of South Ossetia for post-conflict settlement, the head of the South Ossetian delegation at the Geneva discussions Murat Dzhioev welcomed the guests and noted the importance of the existing international format.
"We, in South Ossetia appreciate the Geneva discussions - said Dzhioev. - We believe that this format is really effective and can ensure security and stability in our region. "
According to Dzhioev, the guarantee of safety is to prepare a document on the non-use of force in the framework of the Geneva discussions.
"This is a document that will have a strong international guarantees, it is in the interests not only of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, but also all residents of the region as a whole - said Dzhioev. - At the same time, the work of the Geneva discussions is not as smooth as we would like, our Georgian partners sometimes deliberately sabotage the discussion of vital issues. Sometimes they try to impose on such issues that are not so actual as the questions of security and the non-use of force. We need to consider that humanitarian issues directly linked to the situation in the region. "
The EU co-chairman Herbert Zalber also noted the importance of the format of the Geneva discussions.
"We are glad to meet you once again in order to prepare for the next round of Geneva talks - said Zalber. - Sometimes it was a little difficult to use the existing format, but we are thinking about how to make this forum more effective. The previous round did not end quite the way we wanted. We thought about it, and we will discuss with you the proposals that we have. "
The OSCE co-Chair Angelo Gnaedinger raised the issues of the South Ossetian missing citizens, as well as those serving sentences in Georgian prisons.
"We would like to be useful for the imprisoned people, as well as the missing persons- said Gnaedinger. - With regard to the missing persons, we have a green light from Tbilisi that the OSCE should have an independent expert. And we hope we will decide how we will work further in this direction. "
Then the meeting continued behind closed doors.

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