On the working visit of the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia

Встреча с Сопредседателями Международных Женевских дискуссий

A meeting of the South Ossetian delegation at the GID with the Co-chairs of the Discussions, representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN, took place in Tskhinval on November 8.

Issues, related to organizing the forthcoming 57th round of the Discussion, scheduled for February 2023, were discussed during the meeting.

The South Ossetian party once again emphasized the importance of preserving the Geneva format as an essential international mechanism providing opportunities for conducting direct dialogue between the parties. The necessity to maintain and strengthen the existing system of regional security and stability, especially in the context of developing and signing a document on non-use of force by Georgia against South Ossetia was highlighted.

Despite the challenging global geopolitical situation, the participants reconfirmed their commitment to further fruitful and constructive work in framework of the Geneva process.

The parties emphasized the productivity of the IPRM and the hot line, which continue operating on regular basis.

During the exchange of opinions on security issues, the South Ossetian delegates shared concerns about the on-going military enlargement of foreign states in the territory of Georgia, as well as about the existing threat caused by activities of biological laboratories, located in Georgia. Once again was noted the inadmissibility of presence of the Georgian police post in the territory of South Ossetia in close vicinity to the village of Uista (Tsnelis) of the Znaur region, since it has been a source of constant tensions.

Humanitarian issues of the agenda of the forthcoming round of the GID, including, first of all, the search of missing citizens of South Ossetia, was also discussed.

After the meeting the Co-Chairs answered questions from representatives of the South Ossetian mass media.


Tskhinval, November 8, 2022