Head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia visits Moscow for talks

Head of EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia visits Moscow for talks

The FINANCIAL -- The Head of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, Kęstutis Jankauskas, visited Moscow this week for meetings with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and the Chief of the Border Security Directorate of the Russian FSB Border Service, Nikolay Kozik, the first such visit since 2011.

The main purpose of the visit was to maintain working contacts in Moscow and to address concerns of all sides in order to maintain stability and prevent escalation of the situation on the ground, according to EU Neighbourhood Info Centre.

The security situation on the ground in Georgia, along the Administrative Boundary Lines with South Ossetia and Abkhazia, was discussed in the framework of preparations for the next rounds of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting and the Geneva International Discussions.

Issues of borderisation, freedom of movement, access of local population to agricultural land as well as military exercises were discussed, as were practical issues such as interaction in the field between security actors.

 

Author: The FINANCIAL

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