SLOVENIAN, CZECH AND LATVIAN PMS STAND FOR SOUTH CAUCASUS INTEGRATION INTO EU

PanARMENIAN.Net
01.09.2008 16:33 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ During the Bled Strategic Forum, Prime Minister
Janez Jansa of Slovenia, Mirek Topolanek of the Czech Republic and
Ivars Godmanis of Latvia made a joint statement on restoration of
peace and stability in the Caucasus and integration of the region
into the European Union, RIA Novosti reports.

"Peace, stability and territorial integrity should be ensured
in Georgia and in the entire region, which should be offered a
European perspective," Jansa told journalists after a trilateral
meeting. However, he opposed the initiative to impose sanctions
against Russia.

Prime Ministers said the international community should interfere to
prevent escalation of the conflict.

Latvian PM Godmanis said "Russia and Georgia's being in a state of
war represents a serious problem for the EU."