Officials from Tbilisi and Tskhinvali, as well as representatives of the Russian armed forces in breakaway South Ossetia resumed on October 28 series of meetings in frames of Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) to address routine security concerns and developments on the ground.
The meeting, facilitated by EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and OSCE, was held in the village of Ergneti on the administrative border and was the first after an interruption of IPRM meetings over one year ago. IPRM meetings are regularly held on the Abkhaz direction.
EUMM said after the meeting that the agenda covered a number of issues, most of them concerning the daily lives of the civilian population along the administrative boundary line.
“An overview of the incidents since the beginning of 2010 indicates a decrease of the general tension in the region. The meeting passed in a businesslike and constructive atmosphere,” EUMM said.
The next, eighth meeting in frames of the IPRM, is scheduled for December 10.