Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejcinovic Buric, in her meeting with Lasha Darsalia, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia, this week, stressed the unwavering commitment of the Council of Europe to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, as well as support to Georgia’s European path.
The Secretary-General confirmed her intention to keep the member states of the Council of Europe (CoE) abreast of the human rights developments in conflict-affected areas through the bi-annual Consolidated Report on the conflict in Georgia. The latest Consolidated Report, covering the period from April to September 2023, was published this Wednesday.
The CoE will continue to call for access to the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia for the preparation of future consolidated reports, as well as for the monitoring bodies of the Council of Europe, Pejcinovic Buric said, also reiterating her support to broader reconciliation efforts through Confidence Building Measures on the ground.
“The Council of Europe is strongly committed to supporting Georgia’s European path and aspirations,” Pejcinovic Buric stated.
Georgia has been a member state of the Council of Europe since 27 April 1999. The Council of Europe carries out cooperation activities in Georgia based on Action Plans. A new comprehensive Action Plan 2024-2027 will be officially launched in Tbilisi in January 2024.