The European Union is ready to strengthen its role in conflict resolution process

It was said at the meeting held between Eka Tkeshelashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, and the delegation of the EU Troika represented by Eric Fournier, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of France - current EU Presidency, Robin Liddell, First Counsellor of the European Commission’s Delegation to Georgia and Ivan Jestrab, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic - next EU Presidency, reported PNA.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, the objective of the meeting was to acquaint the Georgian side with the proposals aimed at the strengthening of the European Union’s role in the conflict resolution process.

The European Union is ready to engage more actively in a direct dialogue between the parties, confidence building measures and programmes of economic rehabilitation and improvement of relations between Georgia and Russia.

At the same time, the European Union is ready to activate cooperation with Georgia in the frames of the European Neighborhood Policy Action Plan with Georgia.

The Georgian Foreign Minister welcomed this decision of the European Union and underlined the necessity of timely implementation of the aforesaid initiatives on the basis of respective expert consultations.

[Source: Trend News Agency, 05Aug08]

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