Co-chairs of the Geneva discussions will discuss the situation in Tsnelis


The Geneva discussions Co-Chairs are arriving in South Ossetia on Tuesday to discuss the agenda for the upcoming Geneva discussions.

In December, the fiftieth round of the Geneva discussions will be held, the co-chairs intend to discuss with the South Ossetian colleagues the agenda for the upcoming round.

As reported to IA to Res by the office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy for post-conflict settlement, one of the main issues of the meeting will be the situation in the village of Uista (Tsnelis) in Znaur district of South Ossetia, where at the end of August this, Georgian police illegally put up a post on the territory of South Ossetia, which caused concern of the local population of the border areas, and also exacerbated the situation in the region as a whole.

The situation remains complicated, seven times at the technical meetings under the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanisms (IPRM), the parties tried to reach an agreement, but did not come to a common denominator. South Ossetia sees the solution to this problem only in the removal of the illegal post of the Georgian police from the territory of the Republic of South Ossetia.

The Geneva discussions

The first round of the Geneva discussions took place on October 15, 2008. The Discussions are held in accordance with the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreements that were reached after the war on August 8, 2008. An agreement was reached on August 12 and September 8, in accordance with which the Geneva discussions are held. The main objective of the discussions is the development of the documents on the non-use of Georgian forces against South Ossetia and Abkhazia. At the same time, are discussed other issues of ensuring security on the borders of South Ossetia with Georgia and Abkhazia with Georgia, as well as the issues that generally affect security and a number of humanitarian issues.

South Ossetia attaches great importance to the Geneva discussions in maintaining security and stability in Transcaucasia as a whole, and in particular in the region.

The Geneva meetings are attended by delegations of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Russia, Georgia, the United States, as well as the EU, UN and OSCE representatives. The South Ossetian delegation is led by Presidential Plenipotentiary for Post-Conflict Settlement Murat Dzhioev.

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