Head of the State Security Service Held Meeting with New Head of EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM) Marek Szczygieł

Head of the State Security Service of Georgia held a meeting with a new Head of EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM), Marek Szczygieł.

Deputy Head of the Service, Alexander Khojevanishvili and representatives of the Security Service attended the meeting.

The participants shared their assessments with regard to the security situation on the ground, with the Head of the SSSG conveying the latest information on the current situation in the occupied territories and along the occupation line. Georgian participants touched base about illegal process of so-called borderisation along the occupation line, closure of so-called crossing points by Russian occupation forces and its accompanying negative outcomes. Attention has been focused on grave humanitarian situation in the occupied territories, including in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

Particular role of the EU Monitoring Mission as the only international monitoring presence in Georgia was stressed and urgent need of its unrestricted access to the occupied territories has been reiterated.

During the meeting the parties also discussed necessity to effectively apply and strengthen the potential of existing formats of negotiations, in particular, in terms of Geneva International Discussions and Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM).