SUKHUM / AQW'A ― The delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia participated in the 57th round of international discussions on security and stability in the Transcaucasus, according to a report from the Media Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.
The discussions included representatives from Abkhazia, Georgia, South Ossetia, Russia, the United States, and co-chairs from the UN, the EU, and the OSCE, who discussed security issues in the region.
Almost all participants, including the Abkhaz side, agreed on the need to renew the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) in Gal, but some of Abkhazia's proposals were not supported by Georgia. During the meeting, the participants also discussed internal political events in Georgia, which some participants believed could destabilise the situation in the region. Additionally, the problem of using Abkhazian passports as travel documents was raised.
However, the Georgian side once again refused to discuss the key issue on the agenda, which was Abkhazia's demand for a legally binding document on international guarantees of non-use of force. The question of Tbilisi signing a legally binding document on non-use of force was postponed to the next round of discussions.
The 58th round of the International Geneva Discussions on Security and Stability in the Transcaucasus is scheduled for July 2023.