“Through his speech yesterday the Georgian President made an important contribution to building confidence and to moving the Geneva talks forward constructively. A solution to the conflict can only succeed through dialogue.
Russia and all other parties to the conflict should build on this step constructively and meet it with their own confidence-building measures.
A solution to the conflict on the basis of the full implementation of the 2008 ceasefire agreement remains the goal.”
International talks on the conflict in Georgia began in 2008 and will continue with a further round to be held in mid-December. The talks are jointly chaired by the European Union, the United Nations and the OSCE.