About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 16:32 - 1 Apr.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
EU Expresses 'Full Confidence' in EUMM Leadership
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Apr.'12 / 15:11

The European Union expressed “continued full confidence” in the leadership of the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and stressed that “determination of the composition of the EU delegation at the IPRM meeting by another participant is unacceptable.” 

"The EU regrets that the Abkhazia Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting on 24th April was cancelled at the last minute due to certain conditions set by the Abkhaz de facto authorities,” a spokesperson for the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said in a written statement on April 27.

“Any challenge to established and agreed procedures of the Geneva International Discussions can have serious consequences,” it said. “As stated in the Statement of the Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions on 25 April, the IPRM's have been acknowledged by all participants of the Geneva Discussions as an important tool for addressing security issues as well as other  issues on the ground.”

“The EU Monitoring Mission plays an important role in the IPRM’s within its stabilization, normalization and confidence-building mandate,” the statement reads.

The EU also expressed its hope that “the IPRM can soon meet again to the benefit of all participants.”

Authorities in breakaway Abkhazia accused on April 25 head of the EUMM, Andrzej Tyszkiewicz, of “disrespect” towards Sokhumi and declared him as “an undesirable person on the territory of Abkhazia”. A day earlier a meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) in Gali did not took place after the Abkhaz side refused to participate in it in protest against the head of EUMM.

Sokhumi wants EUMM to be represented at the IPRM meetings by other representatives instead of the mission head.

The Russia Foreign Ministry backed Sokhumi’s claims against the head of EUMM and said on April 27 that “the Abkhaz position has its logic.”

Tbilisi said that Moscow was behind Sokhumi’s recent demarche against the EUMM head. The Georgian Foreign Ministry said on April 26, that it was part of Moscow’s attempts to undermine EUMM.

Latest News
01 Apr.'15 16:32
PM Hits Back at ‘Unjustified’ Criticism from President
Garibashvili said criticism voiced by President was “unjustified, unfair” and “incomprehensible.”
01 Apr.'15 14:12
Ukraine Rejects Georgia’s Request for Extradition of Saakashvili
Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said criminal charges against Saakashvili are politically motivated.
31 Mar.'15 23:36
In State of Nation Address, President Asks Who is in Charge
Margvelashvili delivered his second annual state of the nation address in the Parliament.
31 Mar.'15 13:15
President Delivers State of National Address, Snubbed by Govt
President Giorgi Margvelashvili is delivering his second annual state of the nation address.
31 Mar.'15 11:26
February GDP Growth 4.9% - Preliminary Data
Economy grew 2.7% y/y in the first two months of this year.
30 Mar.'15 17:25
Parliament Bureau Sets Format for President’s Annual Address
President’s state of the nation address will be followed by speeches of chairs of parliamentary factions.
30 Mar.'15 14:28
NATO Envoy: Pace of Implementation of Substantial Package with Georgia ‘Very Good’
Both Georgia and NATO are moving “fast” in this process, James Appathurai said.
28 Mar.'15 19:07
Businessman Fatally Shot in Tbilisi
Khardziani, who was shot several times outside his home in Tbilisi center, died in hospital.
28 Mar.'15 17:14
Usupashvili Calls to Intensify Work of Constitutional Commission
“The goal is to improve the existing constitution and not to adopt a new one,” he said.
27 Mar.'15 17:05
Georgia Appoints New Envoy to NATO
Alexander Maisuradze has replaced Levan Dolidze as Georgia’s ambassador to NATO.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
62