The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Press Service Information

On 19 July 2011, a regular meeting with the participation of Plenipotentiary Representative of President of the Republic of South Ossetia on Post-conflict settlement B.E. Chochiev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia M.K. Jioev, State Counselor of President of RSO K.K. Kochiev with Co- Chairmen of the Geneva talks on security in the Transcaucasia was held in the Republic of South Ossetia. A range of questions related to the preparation to the 17 round of the Geneva talks in October 2011 was discussed at the meeting.

In particular, during the conversation South Ossetia representatives underlined again the necessity to activate the efforts on preparation of non-use of force agreement. While discussing humanitarian issues it was mentioned that the problem of gas feed to Leningory Region across Georgia is not solved yet. South Ossetia side expressed its discontent about the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on the refugees which had been again considered without the representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. It was claimed that shifting of the discussion of the refugees` problem into the frames of the UN General Assembly without representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia withdraws this problem beyond the bounds of the Geneva talks which become pointless.

Tskhinval, 19 July 2011