|European Parliament to consider resolution on Georgia|
|November 16, 2011|
/ Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The European Parliament will consider a resolution on Georgia on Thursday, which will officially indicate a term "occupation of territories", Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said at a joint press conference with the EU High Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in Tbilisi on Wednesday.
"The prepared resolution is historic, as the EU lexicon will include a term "occupation". This is a very important resolution, and it is of great significance for us whether the European Parliament will support it," he said.
Saakashvili said he knows about the debate over the document, but he hopes that all will end in favor of Georgia.
He thanked the EU for its consistent policy of non-recognition of Georgia's separatist regions, including not only towards its members, but also towards other world countries. "It is a serious support, for which we are grateful to the EU," Saakashvili said.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.
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