Mikheil Janelidze discussed the issue of Archil Tatunashvili at the meeting with António Guterres

26.02.2018 Geneva - Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mikheil Janelidze discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied regions with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

The Foreign Minister paid a special attention to the death of Archil Tatunashvili and stressed the importance of the prompt reaction from the international community, including the UN.

The Foreign Minister provided the UN Secretary-General with the details of the death of Archil Tatunashvili and stated that this is yet another tragic fact since the murder of Giga Otkhozoria which once again demonstrates the gravity of security and human rights situation inside Georgia’s occupied regions and the necessity of establishing the international security mechanisms on the ground.

As stressed at the meeting, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres is well familiar with the challenge of the occupied regions of Georgia. The Secretary-General emphasized the importance of the peace policy in conflict resolution and expressed full support to this process. In particular, the UN Secretary-General focused on the necessity of the revitalization of the Geneva International Discussions and further enhancement of the format. António Guterres reiterated the UN’s continuous active engagement in the peaceful resolution of the conflict through the UN Special Representative in the Geneva International Discussions.

The sides also discussed Georgia’s achievements in the process of democratic development. The Minister informed the Secretary-General on the Government’s initiatives and priorities within the Open Governance Partnership. The Minister reiterated invitation to the Secretary-General to visit Georgia.