Government extends civilian expert's participation in EUMM in Georgia

  • 2024-02-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The government on Tuesday approved the extension of civilian expert Eva Ikauniece's participation in the European Union's Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia.

The Foreign Ministry said that the international mission was launched on October 1, 2008 to contribute to stability in Georgia, in line with the 2008 agreement between Russia and Georgia and the European Security and Defense Policy Decision.

The international mission is the only international observer of the 2008 ceasefire agreement between Russia and Georgia. The Foreign Ministry notes that the mission is intended to contribute to reducing tensions between the parties to the conflict, stabilizing and normalizing the situation. The international mission currently includes 12 Latvian civilian experts.

The government approved Ikauniece as the head of the observer team for the international mission until February 29 this year. The Foreign Ministry has received a letter from the European External Action Service requesting an extension of the civilian expert's participation in the international mission until February 27, 2025.