MOSCOW, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin had a telephone conversation with EU Special Envoy for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort on Thursday to discuss preparations for the upcoming round of Geneva discussions on Transcaucasia scheduled for December 14.
“The EU representative informed the Russian high-ranking diplomat about key results of the trip to Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia by the co-chairmen of the Geneva discussions for stability and security in Transcaucasia,” the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
“The diplomats also discussed the results of a tour to Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton,” the ministry said.
On December 14, Geneva will host a meeting in the framework of international discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia. It will be attended by delegations from the Republic of Abkhazia, Georgia, the Russian Federation, the United States, the Republic of South Ossetia, as well as representatives from the EU, the U.N. and the OSCE. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs/State Secretary Grigory Karasin led the Russian delegation.