Parties to Geneva Trans-Caucasus discussion agree to non-use of force (18.10.12)
The parties to the Geneva-held international discussion of security in the Trans-Caucasus have reached agreement that they will start drafting a joint document on the non-use of force in the region.
This came in a statement in Tbilisi earlier today by Deputy Georgian Foreign Minister Sergei Kapanadze. He was speaking in the wake of the 21st round of talks that were held in Geneva on Thursday.
According to Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, the non-use of force was traditionally in the limelight of the meeting, attended by officials from Russia, Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and also those of the United States, the United Nations, the OSCE and the European Union.
The discussion was based on the draft that Russia came up with back in March this year. The parties to the talks have agreed to adopt a joint statement on the non-use of force before the next round of the Geneva discussion that’s been slated for December.