Attempts to resolve the dispute have made little progress, and the Coordinating Council, which involves Georgian and Abkhaz representatives, had not met since 2001.
The foreign minister of Abkhazia's internationally unrecognized government, Sergei Shamba, brought to today's meeting in Tbilisi a plan for resolving the dispute. He told reporters he is "satisfied" with today's meeting.
Georgia's Minister for Conflict Resolution, Giorgi Khaindrava, is quoted as saying that although the plan contains "interesting points," it "more resembles a declaration of independence than a plan for peace." But he said the two sides will work together to find compromises.
Full details of the plan have not been released.
(AP, AFP, civil.ge)