53rd IPRM meeting takes place in Ergneti

On 25 March 2015 the 53rd meeting under the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) took place in Ergneti, co-facilitated by Kęstutis Jankauskas, the Head of the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia (EUMM), and Ambassador Angelo Gnaedinger, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-office for the South Caucasus.

The meeting took place in a friendly and very constructive atmosphere. After reviewing the current security situation along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) the participants discussed possible arrangements to facilitate visits to cemeteries and religious sites over the upcoming Easter period; the situation regarding prisoners and missing persons; and problems caused for the local communities by the installation of fences and other obstacles.

The co-facilitators again encouraged the participants to continue the good practice of using the Hotline to exchange information and address outstanding issues.

The next IPRM meeting will take place on Wednesday 29 April.