Armenia and Georgia to Resume Border Talks

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian and Georgian diplomats are set to resume negotiations soon over the demarcation of their common border, the Foreign Ministry of Armenia’said Thursday.
This issue was discussed by Armenian and Georgian Foreign Ministers Vartan Oskanian and David Bakradze on the sidelines of the Black Sea Synergy Meeting of Foreign Ministers in Kiev Thursday.
According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, the two also spoke about peaceful initiatives for the resolution of regional conflicts. The diplomats will also be discussing trade, transport and investment related issues during the tentative meeting that has yet to be scheduled.
In other news, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has unanimously approved a resolution in favor of extending a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Georgia and Ukraine on February 13, the Georgian media reported.
The resolution, which was introduced by Senator Dick Lugar and the Committee Chairman Joe Biden declares, "The United State should take the lead in supporting the awarding of a Membership Action Plan to Georgia and Ukraine as soon as possible."
"We encourage Georgia to continue progress on political, economic and military reforms, including strengthening judicial reform, as well as a peaceful resolution of outstanding conflicts on its territory," it continues.
Meanwhile, the Estonian, Latvian, Polish, Italian and German ambassadors to NATO are in Georgia currently meeting with opposition politicians from Georgia’s nine-party coalition.

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