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EUMM reinforces cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Defence

The European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) and the Ministry of Defence of Georgia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday 26 January. The provisional arrangement stipulates certain restrictions on the movements of the Georgian armed forces in the vicinity of the administrative boundary lines of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the commitment of the Georgian Ministry of Defence to give advance information to EUMM of certain troop movements.

The EUMM organized a press briefing on 28 January to explain to the media the content and implications of the agreement .

This Memorandum of Understanding will help to stabilise the situation along the administrative boundary lines. It contributes to the implementation of Point one of the Six-Point-Plan, which demands that there shall be no recourse to force. It also enhances the stabilisation efforts that EUMM undertakes in Georgia as part of its mandate.

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