U.S. Participation In The Geneva International Discussions On The Conflict In Georgia

During the 56th Geneva International Discussions held on October 5, the United States delegation led by Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations Ambassador Philip Reeker welcomed dialogue with participants to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict and pressed Russia to fulfill its obligation and commitments under the 2008 Ceasefire Agreement, including a withdrawal of its forces to pre-conflict positions and unfettered access for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The U.S. delegation urged participants to use the GID to find solutions to improve the lives of conflict-affected populations, including for the safe and voluntary return of internally displaced persons and refugees. The United States strongly supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.