Monday, September 1, 2008

Valdas Adamkus – Russia is obliged to honour the norms of international law

Russia is obliged to honour both the norms of international law and the territorial integrity of Georgia, Valdas Adamkus, the President of Lithuania, has stated during a phone conversation with his French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy. The President of Lithuania stated the recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia as illegal.

The two Presidents underlined that the EU has a joint position on the conflict, in favour of Georgia. The leaders called on Russia once again to meet its commitments under the six point agreement brokered by France.

Adamkus has also held a telephone conversation with Mikheil Saakashvili, in which he expressed his hope that the EU will not allow the abrogation of the territorial integrity of Georgia.

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