UK Minister Morton at occupation line: the barbed wire in Georgia is a stark reminder of how Russia harms civilians

  • UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Wendy Morton visited the occupation line in central Georgia yesterday. Photo: State Security Service press office. 

Agenda.ge, 16 Feb 2021 - 12:21, Tbilisi,Georgia

UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas at the Foreign, Commonwealth and  Development Office Wendy Morton has visited the occupation line in central Georgia, near the country’s Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region. 

Morton tweeted that barbed wire fences are a ‘stark reminder of how Russia’s military presence in Georgia continues to harm civilians.’

The UK stands in unwavering support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Morton stated yesterday, at the occupation line. 

Morton paid her first official visit to Georgia yesterday and met with the Georgia PM, president, foreign minister and parliament speaker.

The Georgian occupied territories, illegal detention and conviction of Georgian citizens by occupation forces, regional and cyber security issues were on top of the agenda at the meetings. 

During the visit a cooperation agreement was signed between the Georgian Education Ministry and the British National Teachers’ Professional Development Centre. 

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