Israel recognizes the territorial integrity of Georgia and calls for a peaceful solution.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

Following a discussion held by Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni, the Foreign Ministry issued the following statement:

Israel is following with great concern the developments in South Ossetia and Abkhazia and hopes the violence will end.

Israel recognizes the territorial integrity of Georgia and calls for a peaceful solution.