EU-Ukraine summit moved at last minute to Paris

09:35, 09 September 2008
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Such last-minute changes in EU summit venues are unusual

A summit between the European Union and Ukraine has been postponed and moved at the last minute because of talks on resolving tensions between Russia and Georgia, the Associated Press.

The summit had been scheduled for Evian, France, on Tuesday morning. Instead French President Nicolas Sarkozy`s office says it will be held Tuesday afternoon in Paris.

Sarkozy is holding talks in Moscow and Tbilisi, Georgia, on Monday on defusing the conflict between Russian and Georgia. He will also preside over the EU-Ukraine summit, because France holds the EU`s rotating presidency.

Sarkozy`s office said in a statement Monday that the change was because of the "delay" in Sarkozy`s Russia-Georgia trip.

Such last-minute changes in EU summit venues are unusual.

AP via International Herald Tribune

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