​Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister David Dondua has met with U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia Ian Kelly

27.09.2017, Tbilisi – Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister David Dondua held a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Georgia Ian Kelly.

The sides discussed issues on the agenda of the next round of the Geneva International Discussions. They also spoke about the difficult security and human rights situation in the occupied territories of Georgia and Russia’s provocative steps taken with respect to these regions. Talking points also included the garve humanitarian consequences caused by the installation of the barbed wire fences and artificial barriers along the occupation line, closure of the so-called crossing points, as well as continuous discrimination of ethnic Georgians in the occupied territories, including the banning of the Georgian language instruction. Special attention was paid to the issuance of so-called residence permits launched by the occupation regime in the Gali district.

The sides underlined the necessity for Russia to undertake and comply with non-use of force pledge, for which it is essential to create international security mechanisms on the ground. Special attention was paid to the need to ensure the safe and dignified return of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons to the places of their origin.