A delegation of the EU, UN and the OSCE co-chairs of the Geneva discussions arrived in Tskhinval


Security and stability in the region are extremely important, it is gratifying that the Geneva discussions are returning to stable, rhythmic work, , noted the State Advisor to President of South Ossetia, head of the South Ossetian delegation participating in the discussions, Konstantin Kochiev at the meeting with the EU, UN and OSCE co-chairs of the Geneva discussions in Tskhinval on Tuesday.

“A lot has happened since our last meeting. We have something to discuss and outline plans for the future. The main issues that we have to discuss are security, stability and the work on the delimitation and subsequent demarcation of the border with Georgia, this would be a significant factor for strengthening security and stability in the region,” Kochiev said.

The parties will discuss the agenda for the upcoming round in Geneva, which will take place in early December, followed by a briefing on the results of the meeting. The co-chairs also intend to visit the head structure of the Tiripon irrigation canal on Tuesday.

The meeting is attended by the EU Co-Chair Toivo Klaar, the UN Co-Chair Cihan Sultanoglu, the OSCE Co-Chair Viorel Mosanu and others.

The Geneva discussions on security and stability i Transcaucasia were established on October 15, 2008 after Georgia's armed attack on South Ossetia and forcing the aggressor to peace, in accordance with the Medvedev-Sarkozy agreements.

The Geneva discussions are currently the only international format for maintaining direct dialogue between South Ossetia and Abkhazia with Georgia. Delegations of three countries, Russia, the USA, as well as the EU, UN and OSCE representatives take part in the discussions on an equal basis.

The main task of the format is to ensure the security of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, excluding the possibility of a resumption of hostilities. In this context, the key objective of the discussions is to develop and sign bilateral legally binding agreements with Georgia on the non-use of force..

To date, the negotiation process has 58 rounds.

The next round will take place in December this year.

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