German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock on Friday visited the occupation line in the central Georgian village of Odzisi, Gori municipality, which separates the country's Russian-controlled region of Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) from the rest of Georgia.
The European Union Monitoring Mission - the only foreign mission in the country monitoring security near the country's occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali - accompanied an official who visited the site, and its head highlighted the "negative impact of 'borderization' when it comes to the freedom of movement of local population," EUMM Georgia said.
According to mass media, representatives of the Georgian government and the German Foreign Ministry did not appear in the village.
Berbok has already met with her Georgian colleague Ilia Darchiashvili, President Salome Zurabishvili and representatives of domestic public organizations and the opposition.
She is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who is currently in parliament answering questions from lawmakers, before leaving the country later today.
Georgian public activists plan to hold a MFA with EU flags at the Tbilisi airport.
Ahead of her first visit to Georgia, Burbok said she would focus on Georgia's EU integration prospects ahead of the bloc's upcoming decision on the country's membership candidate status and "attempts" to derail Tbilisi from its western course.