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Czech position on the situation in Georgia

The territorial integrity and reconstruction of Georgia remain the main priorities of the Czech government in its stance towards the situation in Georgia. The Czech government calls for a donor conference and plans to release USD 10 M for the reconstruction of Georgia in the next 3 years. Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg, made a decision to release funds in the amount of USD 330,000 to support the immediate humanitarian effort in the conflict affected areas.

The territorial integrity and reconstruction of Georgia will be the main priorities of the Czech government at the Extraordinary EU Summit in Brussels on Monday, September 1. The recovery plan should include the whole territory of Georgia, including Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The Czech government calls for a donor conference and plans to release CZK 150 M / USD 10 M for the reconstruction of Georgia in the next three years. Earlier, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg made a decision earlier to release funds in the amount of CZK 5 M / USD 330,000 to support the immediate humanitarian effort in the conflict affected areas.

August 27, 2008


Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic concerning the recognition of independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian Federation.

The Czech Republic understands this decision as an attack on the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia guaranteed by the Charter of the United Nations, the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe from Helsinki and by the relevant resolutions of the Security Council of the United Nations.

The Czech Republic continues to insist on the principle of the territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders. The Czech Republic calls for an accelerated political solution of the conflict and is prepared to discuss the consequences of this Russian decision with its EU partners.

August 26, 2008





The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg made a decision today to release funds in the amount of 5 million Czech Crowns to support the humanitarian effort in the conflict affected areas of Georgia. In the coming days, decisions will be made as to the concrete forms of the assistance. In the next session, the government will decide if additional assistance is possible.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is still in phone contact with Foreign Ministers of fellow countries. Wednesday, August 13, 2008, the Minister departs for Brussels where an extraordinary meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) will take place. While the Minister is there, he might also attend a meeting of the New Group of Friends of Georgia, of which the Czech Republic is a member.

The Czech Republic still urges Russia to withdraw its troops from Georgia and supports an international presence in the area.

August 11, 2008

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