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50th Meeting of Gali Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism

25 Oct 2017 - 14:35

On 25 October 2017, the 50th meeting of the joint Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) was held in Gali town under the chairmanship of the United Nations with the participation of Georgian, Russian, Abkhaz and EUMM (European Union Monitoring Mission) representatives. It was held in a businesslike and rather constructive atmosphere. The overall security situation on the ground since the September 2017 meeting was assessed as calm and stable. 

The 50th meeting was preceded by presentations on combatting crime in conflict or post conflict environments by two international police experts.  The purpose of this UN initiative was to highlight various international experiences on how to establish and strengthen cooperation, share information and coordinate activities of law enforcement actors.

The actual meeting mainly followed up on incidents deliberated at the previous IPRM meetings. The participants also exchanged views on enhancing voluntary exchange of information on sensitive activities for confidence-building purposes. The importance of actively using hotline and sharing accurate information was emphasized.

The participants agreed to hold the next meeting on 28 November 2017.