The two-day talks, co-chaired by representatives from the EU, UN, and the OSCE, started on June 17. The talks involve negotiators from the two breakaway regions, as well as from Georgia, Russia, and the United States.
Abkhazia and South Ossetia representatives, backed by Russia's negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin, left the talks after demanding that the issue of displaced persons and refugees be removed from the agenda, saying the issue had been "politicized" by Tbilisi.
The Geneva talks were launched in 2008 following the brief Moscow-Tbilisi war that ended with Russia's recognition of the two separatist regions.
The next round of talks is scheduled for October 7-8.