About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:48 - 22 Apr.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
U.S. Official on Russia’s Decision to Lift Abkhaz Sanctions
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 8 Mar.'08 / 17:30

The United States regrets Russia’s decision to pull out from the Abkhaz sanctions treaty, Daniel Fried, the acting U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs, said on March 8. He also said he did not think Russia would “do something extreme like recognize Abkhazia.”

“We don’t understand how it contributes to stability in the South Caucasus. We don’t see how it contributes to a resolution of the Abkhazian conflict or to better Georgian-Russian relations,” he said in a phone interview with the Georgian Rustavi 2 TV. “The Abkhazian conflict is a complicated one and it can only be resolved through peaceful means and through dialogue.”
 
He also said that he hoped the Georgian authorities would pursue diplomatic solutions “to make clear that it isn’t engaged in and doesn’t intend to engage in military adventurism.”

He pointed out that the United States had already raised the issue with Russia. “We’ve asked the Russian Foreign Ministry why they’ve done this and what their intentions are…  We do have a dialogue with Russia about these issues,” the U.S. diplomat said.

He also said: “I do not believe that Russia will do something extreme like recognize Abkhazia. They certainly know that this would meet with fierce resistance and a very strong reaction from the International community.”

Fried reiterated U.S. support for Georgia’s NATO integration and noted that Georgia had “made great progress in recent years, both economically and politically, despite the problems last November.”

Latest News
22 Apr.'17 14:48
Georgia in CoE Annual Report on Democracy
The Council of Europe Secretary General’s fourth annual report was released on April 20.
22 Apr.'17 12:13
NGOs Criticize Constitution Draft, Propose Further Debate
NGOs propose final debate, criticizing the draft constitution amendments.
22 Apr.'17 00:26
Opposition Parties Reject Constitution Changes, Boycott Commission
The final meeting of the Constitutional Reform Commission is to be held on April 22.
21 Apr.'17 14:10
CoE Issues Report on Conflict in Georgia
The Ministers’ Deputies of the Council of Europe member states held a debate on this topic on April 19.
21 Apr.'17 01:49
President Slams Draft Constitution Amendments
Margvelashvili views the ongoing reform process as an attempt to curtail the presidency.
20 Apr.'17 23:50
PM Kvirikashvili on Georgia’s Foreign, Security Policy
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the fourth South Caucasus Security Forum on April 20.
20 Apr.'17 17:55
Foreign Minister on Reintegration, Abkhazia Railway Opening
Mikheil Janelidze outlined Tbilisi’s strategy towards the occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
20 Apr.'17 16:13
Georgian Defense Minister: France ‘Strategic Ally’
French, Georgian defense ministers outline ‘cooperation plan’ to strengthen Georgia’s air defense.
20 Apr.'17 03:30
Sergey Lavrov Reassures Sokhumi on Security
Sergey Lavrov spoke on transit connection to Armenia through the region, non-use of force agreement.
19 Apr.'17 14:40
Iranian Foreign Minister Concludes Georgia Visit
Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili will visit Tehran on April 22-23.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
73