On 2 July State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin received EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Co-Chair of the Geneva International Discussions on Security and Stability in Transcaucasia Toivo Klaar.
There was an exchange of views on the security situation in Transcaucasia and the work of joint mechanisms to prevent and respond to incidents on the borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Georgia.
The Russian representative pointed out that despite the "good intentions" and "steps toward a better future" declared by Tbilisi, Georgia’s political decisions, in fact, are further complicating relations with Sukhumi and Tskhinvali. The introduction of yet another resolution at the UN on refugees and displaced persons, as well as the recently released Otkhozoriya-Tatunashvili sanctions lists, are a case in point.
During the meeting, the parties confirmed their commitment to make progress in the work of the Geneva format, the main goal of which is to ensure peace and stability in the South Caucasus.