The winner of the de facto presidential elections in Georgia’s Russian-occupied region of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania, says that Georgia and the Abkhaz need a bilateral format of talks to settle ‘everyday or transborder issues.’
Bzhania told RIA Novosti that the Abkhaz and Georgians have daily contacts and face various problems which need to be resolved.
‘Whether we want this or not, we are neighbours,” he said.
Bzhania says that the talks should not be held in a remote area, like Geneva.
The talks might be held here at the border, or elsewhere, not far,” he said.
Bzhania received more than 56 per cent of votes in the March 22 de facto elections.