About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 11:58 - 27 Jul.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
EU FMs Call for Inquiry into Russo-Georgia Conflict
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Sep.'08 / 13:16

EU foreign ministers agreed unanimously that an international inquiry was needed into what led to the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) reported.

“We were all together in favour of an international inquiry. No allegation, no provocation without proof: we have to know what happened,” Bernard Kouchner, the French foreign minister, who chaired the informal meeting in the French town of Avignon, said on September 6.

DPA quoted Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos as saying that the inquiry should take place “even if it hurts feelings.”

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said: “It's absolutely necessary to let in international observers who can give an objective assessment of what happened and what is going on. We all heard lots of rumors... so it's absolutely necessary that the objective international enquiry team can start work, but there is an issue that Russia won't let them in.”

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for an international investigation in an interview with Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, published on September 5.

He reiterated on September 6 that such an inquiry was needed “to find out who played what role in the escalation leading up to the armed conflict.” This was important, he said, “if we are going to think about how our relationship should develop with the conflict parties.”

Latest News
27 Jul.'14 11:58
Prosecutors Summon Saakashvili for Questioning
Ex-president has been summoned by prosecutor’s office for second time in last four months.
26 Jul.'14 23:43
In Cabinet Confirmation Hearing Usupashvili Calls to Focus on Future
Europe, not those nine years when UNM was in power, should be standard of comparison, he said.
26 Jul.'14 18:04
Parliament Confirms Reshuffled Cabinet
UNM opposition lawmakers walked out of the chamber before the vote.
26 Jul.'14 03:38
Govt Meets UNM MPs at Confirmation Hearings
“There is no constructive opposition in the Parliament,” PM said after meeting with UNM MPs.
25 Jul.'14 21:54
MoD Wants 11% Funding Increase in 2015
Alasania told MPs he is “optimistic” over talks on obtaining defense systems.
25 Jul.'14 14:57
NATO PA President Visits Georgia
He is holding meeting with the Georgian leadership and lawmakers in Tbilisi on July 25.
25 Jul.'14 13:05
Georgia to Contribute 750 Troops to Post-2014 Afghan Mission
A company size unit will be stationed in Mazar-i-Sharif and others will be deployed in Bagram.
24 Jul.'14 22:48
Reshuffled Cabinet to Face Parliamentary Hearings
PM will face questioning from UNM opposition lawmakers on Friday.
24 Jul.'14 19:08
Georgia's Foreign Trade in H1'14
Foreign trade increased 16% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 to USD 5.44 billion.
24 Jul.'14 16:09
Prosecutors Invite Foreign Experts to Help in Handling 'Politically Sensitive Cases'
The move fueled speculation about possible criminal prosecution of ex-president Saakashvili.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
53