The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has issued a statement regarding the 58th round of the Geneva International Discussions (GID), highlighting the participation of Lasha Darsalia, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, who led the Georgian delegation during the negotiations held on July 11-12.
“The Georgian delegation focused on key issues on the agenda, particularly the full implementation of Russia’s international obligations under the August 12, 2008 ceasefire agreement. They emphasized the importance of ensuring the safe and dignified return of internally displaced persons and refugees to their homes in the occupied territories.
Furthermore, the delegation raised concerns regarding security and humanitarian issues resulting from the Russian occupation. These included illegal military exercises, the construction of barriers along the occupation line, unlawful detentions and abductions, human rights violations, and ethnic discrimination against Georgians. The need to solve them was emphasized.
Due to the destructive position of representatives from Russia and the occupation regimes, a discussion on one of the crucial issues, the safe and dignified return of internally displaced persons, could not take place. The participants from Moscow, Sukhumi, and Tskhinvali politicized the topic and left the negotiations,” the statement reads.