OSCE to Set Up Special Group Focusing on Georgia

VIENNA, Austria - Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has announced that the OSCE will set up a special group, which will focus on only Georgian issues on a regular basis.

Following a meeting with the Georgian Defense Minister Tinatin Khidasheli in Vienna yesterday, OSCE Secretary General Lamberty Zannier stated that establishing a special group for Georgian-related issues will remain top of the organization’s agenda.

Furthermore, Khidasheli has attended the plenary session of the OSCE’s Security Cooperation in Vienna, Austria, where she spoke about regional security challenges, violation of international commitments taken by Russia and the occupation of Georgian territories, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

She emphasized that international support that Georgia has is the only guarantee that Georgia has been moving toward the ‘civilized world’.

At the hall where Europe’s top human rights’ promoters were gathered, Khidasheli spoke about Russia’s creeping occupation, violation of human rights and freedom of movement in the Georgia’s two breakaway regions, causing many problems for the Georgia people living in the occupied regions.

“When you say – “Well, where is the occupation?!” And ask this question seriously, of course you need to have the expectation that there will be an answer and will definitely stay alone in the hall,” Khidasheli said.

The Defense Minister stressed that such meetings contribute to the exchange of opinions and discussions about the security challenges.

24 February 2016 21:33