On 30 July 2020, the 96th Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) took place in Ergneti. The meeting was co-facilitated by Ambassador Marek Szczygieł, Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM) and Ambassador Rudolf Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus.
As the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission noted the meeting was held in a positive and constructive atmosphere.
“I am glad that a meeting of the Ergneti Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism was held today, which was attended by all participants. The meeting was held in a positive and constructive environment. The participants discussed several issues pertaining to stabilisation and normalisation on the ground, including the impact of the prolonged closure of the controlled crossing points along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) on local communities’ freedom of movement and livelihoods; the security situation in the Chorchana-Tsnelisi area; recent detention cases; as well as other unresolved significant incidents. Participants expressed their willingness to continue the dialogue. The next meeting is scheduled for September 24, “- Marek Szczygieł said after the meeting.