TitleStatement / by the President of the Security Council
Statement [made on behalf of the Security Council, at the 4300th meeting, 21 Mar. 2001, in connection with the Council's consideration of the item entitled "The situation in Georgia"]
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Welcomes the successful holding of the 3rd meeting on confidence-building measures between the Georgian and Abkhaz sides in Yalta on 15 and 16 Mar. 2001 and the resumption of dialogue between them, and notes the documents signed there (S/2001/242); hopes that action flowing from the Yalta meeting will lead to a narrowing of the positions of the 2 sides and stimulate further constructive dialogue aimed at achieving a comprehensive political settlement of the conflict; underlines the unacceptability of the holding of self-styled local elections in Abkhazia, Georgia, on 10 Mar. 2001, which it deems illegitimate and unhelpful; stresses the importance of negotiations on the core political questions of the conflict.