13 November 2019

The delegations of GUAM member states welcome the 20th 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.

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 occur on a daily basis. Another reason for 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.