Tbilisi. July 31 (Prime-News) – Salome Zurabishvili, the leader of the political party “ Georgia’s Way”, has appealed to the Central Election Commission for the explanation regarding the restrictions foreseen by the “Code of Elections of Georgia” in the case of presenting her candidature for presidency.
Salome Zurabishvili told journalists that she was awarded the citizenship of Georgia with full political-legal rights on the basis of resolution issued by the president of Georgia in 2004.
Zurabishvili thinks that on the basis of the resolution of the President of Georgia she has received full political rehabilitation.
Press and information committee of the unrecognized republic South Ossetia informs about that referring to Eduard Kokoity, de facto president of the unrecognized republic South Ossetia.
According to Kokoity, they have not received security guarantees from the Georgian side.
“We want the JCC to continue its work but not in Georgia. It can be Moscow, Vladikavkaz, Tskhinvali or any other city, but not Tbilisi,” Kokoity stated.
Session of the Joint Control Commission (JCC) on resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict was scheduled to be held at the Office of the OSCE mission to Georgia in Tbilisi on August 09-10.
News Agency “Apsnipress” informs about that referring to the statement of de facto president of Abkhazia.
According to the statement of Bagapsh, Moscow has not made any official proposal about Sokhumi’s involvement in preparation for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, but still consultations are conducted with the Russian private companies about using construction materials available in Abkhazia for building Olympic facilities.
Sochi will need at least 20 million cubic meters of construction aggregates for the construction of Olympic facilities.
According to Sergey Bagapsh, the Russian companies are ready to carry out USD 15 million investments for production of construction aggregate.
“We work with commercial structures. Inter state relations concerning Sochi Winter Olympic Game has not been launched yet,” declares Sergey Bagapsh.
According to him, the involvement of Abkhazia in the preparation of Sochi Winter Olympic Games is vital important for the economic prosperity of the region.
Press and Information Committee of the unrecognized republic South Ossetia informs that preparation of the session was discussed at the meeting in Tskhinvali on August 06.
The joint session, which will be co-chaired by Eduard Kokoity, de facto president of the unrecognized republic South Ossetia, and Teimuraz Mamsurov, president of North Ossetia, will be held in Vladikavkaz in mid-August.
Russian mass media informs that the session of JCC was scheduled to be held in Tbilisi on August 09-10, thus Eduard Kokoity, de facto president of the unrecognized republic South Ossetia, refused to participate in the session. “We want the JCC to continue its work but not in Georgia. It can be Moscow, Vladikavkaz, Tskhinvali or any other city, but not Tbilisi,” Kokoity stated.
Popov states that he will discuss issues on resumption of negotiations within the frameworks of JCC format and current situation in the conflict zone.
“We should discuss issues that will enhance release of tension in the region,” Popov stated.
Last session of the Joint Control Commission (JCC) on resolution of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict was held in Tskhinvali on July 13-14.
Tbilisi Accuses De Facto Tskhinvali Of Blocking Peaceful Negotiations
According to him, the abovementioned fact puts up the question of Russia’s efficiency as a mediator in the conflict resolution.
“We should unfortunately declare that the Russian Federation does not manage to play the role of mediator and ensure effectiveness of negotiations mechanisms,” Bakradze stated.
Bakradze called on all sides to participate in the work of the state commission on defining status of South Ossetia. According to him, the format of commission is more effective than the JCC.
The State Minister of Georgia also spoke about groundless accusation of the de facto government of Tskhinvali about security guarantees.
Bakradze noted that the Georgian side guaranteed security to the JCC session in Tbilisi.