14 April 2021

The delegations of GUAM member states welcome the 23rd consolidated report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the conflict in Georgia and stress the importance of keeping the issue high on the political agenda of the Council of Europe.

The human rights situation in the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia still remains alarming. Violations of human rights, including freedom of movement, the right to property, the right to family life and the right to education in the native language occurs on a daily basis. Another reason of our deep concern is the process of so-called «borderization» and closure of the so-called «crossing points».

The delegations of GUAM member States reaffirm their support to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.