Wednesday, 19 February 2003

MOSCOW WELCOMES EXTENSION OF PEACEKEEPER\'S MANDATE IN ZONE OF GEORGIAN-ABKHAZ CONFLICT

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Moscow welcomed Tbilisi\'s agreement to extend the mandate of the CIS Collective Forces for Maintaining Peace in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict for another six months. As the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday, Russia\'s Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov pointed out at the meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Irakly Menagarishvili that the decision would have a positive effect on the situation in the region. The two ministers exchanged views on the conflict settlement.
Moscow welcomed Tbilisi\'s agreement to extend the mandate of the CIS Collective Forces for Maintaining Peace in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict for another six months. As the Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Tuesday, Russia\'s Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov pointed out at the meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Irakly Menagarishvili that the decision would have a positive effect on the situation in the region. The two ministers exchanged views on the conflict settlement. They backed up \"the peace settlement of the situation in Abkhazia,\" Russia\'s Foreign Ministry said. They also pointed to the need for taking measures to return refugees back to the Galsky district. Besides, the Georgian Foreign Minister informed Igor Ivanov on the situation in the Pankisi Gorge. (RIA-Novosti)
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