Situation in Georgia (Mr. Tanizaki, Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, makes representation to Mr. Galuzin at the Russian Embassy)

August 12, 2008

  1. In the afternoon of August 12, Mr. Yasuaki Tanizaki, Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, summoned Mr. Mikhail Galuzin, Chargé d’Affaires at the Russian Embassy, to make a representation on Japan’s stance concerning the situation in Georgia as expressed in the statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
     
  2. In response, Mr. Galuzin explained Russia’s position of using its right of self-defense necessary to protect civilians of Russian nationality and the Russian army. He also said that he would convey the representation made by the Japanese side to his country.
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