Sarkozy calls on Russia to honor cease-fire accord with Georgia

Sarkozy calls on Russia to honor cease-fire accord with Georgia
# 07 October 2011 18:08 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday called on Russia to honor the cease-fire agreement it signed with Georgia in August 2008, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Sarkozy made the call at a public speech delivered to thousands of local residents in downtown Tbilisi.

The French president urged Georgia and Russia to chart a course toward the right path of solving their differences "because conflict is not a destiny neither in the Caucasus nor anywhere else."

The signatories of the cease-fire accord should meet their obligations, Sarkozy said.

"This should probably be a natural motion, because international law demands this and because a new conflict would make the region and world peace face an unthinkable risk," he said.

Sarkozy arrived here after his tour in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Sarkozy’s South Caucasus tour is interpreted as an attempt to boost stability and peace in the region and improve his image before the French presidential election in April next year.
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