Georgia: Tbilisi seeks international focus on Abkhazia
On July 27 Georgian Presidential representative for Abkhaz conflict settlement Irakli Alasania addressed the Security Council members and briefed them about the situation in the conflict zone. On July 29 the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the 12-year-old UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG) for the next six months and noted the lack of progress on key issues, which impedes a comprehensive political settlement.
The adoption of resolutions on Abkhazia and the prolongation of UNOMIG's mandate has become a routine procedure for the UN Security Council, as it has done so every six months for more than a decade.
"From year to year these resolutions are adopted, hence recognizing Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, but there is no real progress [in solving the conflict]," said Revaz Adamia, Georgia's Ambassador to the UN, in an interview with Civil Georgia.