INTERNATIONALIZE ABKHAZIA SETTLEMENT TALKS, U.S. AMBASSADOR ADVISES.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 140
William Courtney, who is completing his tour of duty as U.S. ambassador to Georgia, is cited as stating in a local press interview that it is no longer possible to believe that Russian mediation would "some day" help settle the Abkhazia conflict. Courtney calls for internationalization of settlement talks with "broad international participation" based on the Bosnia model. (Resonansi (Tbilisi), July 16) Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze is beginning a U.S. visit today, and Abkhazia will top the agenda.
Tajik Officer Drug-Dealing in Uzbekistan.