EU Special Representative for South Caucasus ends mandate

EU Special Representative for South Caucasus ends mandate

PanARMENIAN.Net - The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the Crisis in Georgia, Philippe Lefort, ended his mandate Friday, Jan 31, 2014.

"I would like to thank Ambassador Lefort for his hard work, energy, and dedication as co- Chair of the Geneva International Discussions and as EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia," commented High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Catherine Ashton. "Philippe has worked with patience and objectivity to help the parties to the conflicts resolve their differences, and has earned their trust. I look to them to place similar trust in his successor."

The EU remains firmly committed to conflict resolution in the South Caucasus, including through its co-chairmanship of the Geneva International Discussion and its active support for the OSCE-led Minsk Group peace process, a press release said.

The EU will appoint a successor to Philippe Lefort in the coming weeks to ensure continuity in this vital role.

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