Next round of Geneva talks on security in Transcaucasus planned for mid-June – Moscow


The next round of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in the Transcaucasus is planned for mid-June, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its website.

According to the posted document, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met on Wednesday with the Geneva discussions co-chairpersons, UN representative Anti Turunen, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairman-in-Office Special Representative Angelo Gnadinger and EU special representative in the OSCE Thierry Bechet.

“Opinions have been exchanged regarding the current situation in the Transcaucasus, including the situation at the border of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Georgia, which is generally characterized as calm and predictable. It concerns the work of a joint mechanism to prevent and respond to incidents,” the statement said.

The agenda of the next meeting in Geneva scheduled for June 17-18 has been discussed during the meeting, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.


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