From: MSN Nicknamepsychoteddybear24 (Original Message) Sent: 10/7/2006 11:50 AM
GEORGIA: SOLANA FEARS KOSOVO 'PRECEDENT' FOR ABKHAZIA, SOUTH
OSSETIA. EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security
Policy Javier Solana on October 4 acknowledged that Kosovo's
campaign for independence could set a precedent for Georgia's
breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Solana also said the European Union could not meet a request
made by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili for peacekeepers, but
that Brussels is actively trying to "build confidence" between Moscow
Solana told the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs
Committee in Brussels on October 4 that during a recent phone
conversation, Saakashvili had confessed to "tremendous worry" about
the possible consequences that ongoing UN-sponsored Kosovo status
talks could have for Georgia.
The Serbian province is seeking independence for its 2
million citizens, more than 90 percent of whom are ethnic Albanians.
Belgrade is staunchly opposed, but international negotiations --
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