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    MOSCOW A MEDIATOR IN SETTLING CONFLICT BETWEEN GEORGIA AND ITS REBELLIOUS AUTONOMIES

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    MOSCOW, JANUARY 22 (RIA NOVOSTI) - Russia is still the chief mediator in settling the conflict of Georgian central authorities with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the country's rebellious autonomies, said spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry, Alexander Yakovenko.

    "Russia believes that relations between Tbilisi and these regions should be solved by political means," the diplomat stressed.

    Yakovenko reminded those present that the heads of Abkhazia, Adzharia and South Ossetia visited Moscow in November 2003, and in January 2004, Adzharian leader Aslan Abashidze paid a visit to Moscow, while the leader of the Georgian Labor party, Shalva Natelashvili stayed in the Russian capital on that same day.

    During the talks at the government and foreign ministry, we stressed our interest in preventing the disintegration of the Georgian state and the failure of the Georgian-Abkhazian and Georgian-South Ossetian settlement, resuming the work to implement the Sochi agreements of March 2003 and establishing relations between the Russian Federation constituent members and Georgian regions.

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