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PRESS RELEASE : 56th round of Geneva International Discussions – UK statement to the OSCE [October 2022]

The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 13 October 2022.

Deputy Ambassador Brown voices strong UK support for the Geneva International Discussions (GID) as well as for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Thank you. The United Kingdom continues to strongly support the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and the work of the GID Co-Chairs. As the only international forum that brings together all sides from the conflict, the GID plays a vital role in trying to achieve a lasting resolution.

The UK reaffirms full support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We call on the Russian Federation to reverse its recognition of the so-called independence of Georgia’s Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions.

We also call upon the Russian Federation to immediately fulfil its obligation under the ceasefire agreement to withdraw its forces to pre-conflict positions, fulfil its commitments to allow unfettered access for the delivery of humanitarian assistance and cease all borderization tactics.