Mikheil Janelidze has participated in the informal OSCE Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Tbilisi, 1 September 2016 – The Georgian Foreign Minister spoke about the occupation of the Georgian territories and the importance of the international community’s engagement in the conflict resolution process during the informal OSCE Foreign Ministers’ meeting where the security environment is one of the main items on the agenda of discussions.
 
Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze participated in the informal OSCE Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Potsdam at the invitation of Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The participants of the informal meeting discussed the security environment within the OSCE region, as well as the issues relating to co-operation.
 
The Georgian Foreign Minister spoke about the occupation of the Georgian territories by the Russian Federation. He paid special attention to the difficult human rights situation in the occupied regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia where local residents are deprived of such fundamental rights as the right to free movement, to native language education, to property, etc.
 
The Georgian Foreign Minister emphasised the Georgian Government’s decision to achieve peaceful resolution of the conflict through engagement of the international community,  highlighting the role of OSCE and other international institutions in the confidence building process.
 
Mikheil Janelidze also spoke about Georgia’s democratic development and the efforts made by the Georgian Government in this direction.
 
The informal OSCE Foreign Ministers’ meeting was attended by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Christine Muttonen and other senior officials of the Organization and the Foreign Ministers of the OSCE Member States.