According to the MFA, the parties also discussed Georgia's upcoming presidential elections, security and humanitarian situation in the Russian-occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali
regions and the Georgian Government's new peace initiative for residents of the two areas.
"We are on the verge of the final victory over terrorism represented by Daesh," Haddad said during a meeting with the president of the partially-recognized South Ossetia in Tskhinvali
, RIA Novosti reported.
, SANA -- Representing President Bashar al-Assad, Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad attended a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of Russia recognizing the independence of South Ossetia.
She visited the Khurvaleti village bordering with the Tskhinvali
region, the Georgian foreign ministry told Trend.
Russian border guards drew actively barbed wire along the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) of Tskhinvali
region with the
Topics discussed include puzzling aspects of Georgia's attack on Tskhinvali
, Russian military responses, US failure to support Georgia, effective European Union mediation strategies, and implications of the settlement for global geopolitics.
One of the key recommendations is the call for EU institutions to "recognise Georgia's regions of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali
region/South Ossetia as occupied territories" and for the EU to "recognise Georgia as a European state".
An AFP correspondent in the main town Tskhinvali
said the early voting had gone peacefully although polling stations remained quiet with most voters expected in the afternoon.
In which country would you find top-flight football teams called Metalurgi Rustavi, Spartaki Tskhinvali
and FC Gagra?
In response, the South Ossetian militia was mobilized and additional medical supplies were stockpiled at the Tskhinvali
A car bomb has exploded in Tskhinvali
, the capital of the separatist region of South Ossetia, killing seven Russian peacekeepers and injuring seven others.The commander of the Russian peacekeeping forces in South Ossetia said Friday's blast happened near the headquarters of Russian troops.