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Ossetia-Georgia. A meeting to resume the dialogue

(B2) The 96th meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IRPM) in Ergneti on Thursday (July 30) was held “ in a positive and constructive atmosphere " according to communicated of the European Observer Mission (EUMM Georgia)

(credit: EUMM Georgia)

After a certain period of tension, each of the participants (Ossetian separatists as well as Georgian leaders) undertook to " resume a regular dialogue and to use the helpline operated by EUMM Georgia.

The meeting addressed several sensitive issues: the impact on the local population of the prolonged closure of controlled crossing points along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL), the security situation in the Chorchana-Tsnelisi region, recent cases of detention; as well as " other significant unresolved incidents ».

Issues relating to the management of irrigation infrastructure along the line were also addressed.

Next meeting: September 24.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).