Sarkozy to visit Russia as part of S Ossetia efforts

The agencies said agreement on the visit was clinched during Sarkozy's second conversation of the day with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Sarkozy to visit Russia as part of S Ossetia efforts
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to visit Moscow this week as part of efforts to end the conflict in Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, Russian news agencies quoted the Kremlin press service as saying.

The agencies said agreement on the visit was clinched during Sarkozy's second conversation of the day with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. In Paris, Sarkozy's office said it could not immediately confirm the report.

Sarkozy, current chairman of the European Union, has proposed a three-point plan to end the fighting, including a withdrawal of forces to their previous positions.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner flied to Tbilisi on Sunday for talks with Georgia's leaders and was due to fly on to Moscow on Monday.

Reuters
Last Mod: 11 Ağustos 2008, 16:08
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