Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Tbilisi Office - South Caucasus Region hosted the public lecture by H.E. Hubert Knirsch, German Ambassador to Georgia: "Germany and the regional conflicts in Georgia"
Germany´s policy with respect to the territorial conflicts in Georgia is fully integrated into that of the EU. Over time, however, there have been a number of specific German contributions and initiatives aiming at transforming and resolving these conflicts.
Germans see similarities as well as important differences between the Georgian situation and the former division of their own country.
While fully supporting Georgia´s non-recognition policy vis-a-vis the aspirations of the de-facto authorities to statehood, Germany and the EU also want to do their part in engaging with the population living on the other side of the administrative boundary line.