Visit of Nicolas Sarkozy, Javier Solana and José Manuel Barroso to the Russian authorities

Type: Report   Reference: I-058839   Duration: 10:20:51  Lieu:
End production: 08/09/2008   First transmission: 08/09/2008
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, arrived in Moscow on 8 September 2008 to discuss the road map for the Russian/Georgian dispute and look at a way to establish lasting peace after the military conflict in South Ossetia in August. Later in the day he was expected to fly to Tbilisi. Nicolas Sarkozy was accompanied by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, to meet Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia. Both sides had to achieve mutual agreement about the conflict that occurred a month before, and arrange all the points in releasing of tensions.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:17:35 Title 00:00:04
10:17:40 Exterior view of the Presidential Residence near Moscow 00:00:06
10:17:46 Joint arrival of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic and President in office of the Council of the EU, and Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia, and handshake 00:00:17
10:18:03 Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP 00:00:03
10:18:06 General view of the meeting (4 shots) 00:00:29
10:18:35 José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC 00:00:06
10:18:41 General view of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:13
10:18:54 Exterior view of the Presidential Residence 00:00:06
10:19:00 Javier Solana and José Manuel Barroso heading to the press conference 00:00:12
10:19:12 Man preparing the press conference hall (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:19:19 Nicolas Sarkozy and Dmitry Medvedev heading towards the press conference hall 00:00:10
10:19:29 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:19:34 Dmitry Medvedev (in RUSSIAN) saying that there were other additional arrangements made concerning the six point plan that took place on 12 August 2008; he would like to underline also that its validation lasts from now on and Russia has received the guarantees from the President in office of the EU, Nicolas Sarkozy, that there won't be any further use of force from the Georgian side (4 shots) 00:00:46
10:20:20 Cutaway 00:00:02
10:20:22 Nicolas Sarkozy (in FRENCH) saying that in one week maximum, checkpoints will be removed; in one month there will be a complete withdrawal of Russian troops from Georgian territory, except from South Ossetia and Abkhazia (3 shots) 00:00:29
10:20:51 Cutaways (2 shots) 00:00:19
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