Sarkozy/Medvedev briefing at close of talks between the two countries on Monday.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, representing the European Union, met with Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev on Monday to resume talks on the question of Russian compliance with the agreement negotiated by Sarkozy, that Russia would remove all troops Georgia.

An agreement was reached the that EEC undertook to send peace keepers into the Georgian buffer zone and the Russians will withdraw their troops by October 1. A tentative date was set for resumption of international talks to discuss the broader issue of Ossetian independence, etc. in mid-October.

Both Presidents made statements endorsing the agreement and then their was a brief question-and-answer period with reporters.

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