The Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia are postponed due to coronavirus


The Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia, scheduled for March 31 - April 1, were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Presidential Envoy for post-conflict settlement, head of the South Ossetian delegation Murat Dzhioev told IA "Res "on Monday.

"We have just received a letter from the co-chairs of the Geneva discussions to reschedule the meeting. The participants in the discussions cannot take part in it because of the situation with coronavirus in Europe. The date of the next meeting is still unknown," he said.

The Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia are the only dialogue platform between Tskhinval, Sukhum and Tbilisi, the basis is the agreements of the Presidents of the Russian Federation and France reached after the aggression of Georgia in August 2008. Representatives of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Russia and the United States, as well as observers from the UN, the European Union and the OSCE, participate in the negotiations in Geneva. The main goal of the discussions is to achieve a legally binding agreement on the non-use of force between South Ossetia and Georgia, Abkhazia and Georgia.

The outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus in Central China at the end of 2019 spread to approximately 130 countries and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11. According to the latest data, over 160 thousand people have become infected in the world, more than 6 thousand have died.

The requirement for mandatory self- isolation for a period of 14 days after visiting countries with coronavirus problems now applies to dozens of countries in Moscow. Now mandatory quarantine will be required for those who come from the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Ukraine, Belarus, and all non-EU European States .

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