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9th Meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism

18 Nov 2009 - 13:27

On 17 November 2009, the ninth meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM), chaired by the United Nations, was held in Gali.

Participants reviewed alleged incidents during the last two weeks and exchanged useful clarifications on each of them. Some of the incidents raised had already been discussed during the 8th round of the Geneva International Discussions of 11 November, and participants reiterated their concerns.

Participants once again discussed in detail the movement of the local population between Gali and Zugdidi districts and exchanged information and views on current and future crossing procedures and practices. These exchanges of information contributed to the requested transparency as regards the freedom of movement for the local population.

Participants agreed that the next meeting of the IPRM would take place in Gali on 8 December 2009.