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What do you think of ‘secret talks’ between Georgian and Abkhaz officials?

Monday, June 23
“Well, my understand is that there was nothing special in this conversation. They just talked like they always do.”
Sergo, realtor, 32

“That they’re meeting is a good sign, but I still don’t know what have they agreed on.”
Keti, student, 21

“Georgia is trying to avoid Russia by negotiating with the separatists. I don’t think that will work. The Russians won’t give up Abkhazia without taking some kind of compensation.”
Archil, doctor, 44

“I think it bodes well for the future. The main thing is that they are talking. That matters. They need to talk and not look at their weapons.”
Tamuna, philologist, 22

“If it was secret, how should I know? But I think it’s good, it brings hope. They need to keep that method of problem-solving alive.”
Veriko, English specialist, 25

“They’ve always had talks like this, but what’s the result? They meet each other, talk politely, have expensive dinners, and then what? Nothing!”
Nodari, pensioner, 77

“I don’t know, I’m always suspicious of any ‘secret talks.’ I think they may come up with some deal. I don’t like that idea.”
Nika, architect, 35

“If Georgian and Abkhaz meet, it’s nice, because this will lead to a better future. When someone talks to someone face-to-face, I think it’s always good.”
Nino, dancer, 28

“Secret talks are secret talks, and you or I must not know about it. So if we do, there’s something wrong with those secret talks, that’s what I think.”
Nodari, retiree, 75