Statement by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued a statement on the cancelled meeting of the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism.
"The EU regrets that the Abkhazia Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) meeting on 24th April was cancelled at the last minute due to certain conditions set by the Abkhaz de facto authorities. The determination of the composition of the delegation of the EU at the IPRM meeting by another participant is unacceptable.
"The EU Monitoring Mission plays an important role in the IPRM’s within its stabilization, normalization and confidence-building mandate. We express continued full confidence in its leadership.
"The EU expresses its hope that the IPRM can soon meet again to the benefit of all participants," the statement says.