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GENEVA, March 23. /TASS/. The next 36th round of the Geneva International Discussions on security and stability in the South Caucasus will take place in the Swiss capital on June 14-15, the co-chairs of the UN, European Union and OSCE said on Wednesday.
The participants agreed to hold the next round of talks on 14-15 June, 2016, the co-chairs said in a communique released following the 35th round.
The Geneva Discussions on security and stability in the South Caucasus are the only platform for a dialogue between Georgia and the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. They are held under the auspices of the UN, the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with participation of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Georgia, Russia and the United States.
The Geneva Discussions were held upon agreements reached by the Russian and French presidents after tragic events in August 2008 in South Ossetia when Georgia attacked it. That entailed Russia's peacemaking operation in the region. Soon after that Moscow recognized independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.