On the 29th of July Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of
Abkhazia met the KVN team “Narts from Abkhazia”. The major topic of
discussion was the improper activity of the Latvian Embassy in Russia.
As it turned out, KVN team “Narts from Abkhazia” received visa denial
based on the fictitious charges such as providing false documentation.
Abkhazian team is a multiple winner of the KVN game in Jurmala and has
similar visas stamped at these passports.
The Minister expressed his indignation to
the actions of the Latvian leadership. Abkhazia annually receives from
the European impoverished country more than thousand seasonal workers
who send money to their families in Latvia every month. This situation
is nothing but a political farce: it is not the first time when Latvian
authorities openly act against Abkhazia based on the orders of the
“It is hard to find a rational explanation
for the frequent hostile activity of the Latvian leadership. Abkhazian
history does not know any events that could create such a negative
attitude towards Abkhazia”, - said the Minister.
Visa denial is a deliberate restriction of
cultural cooperation and completely contradicts the EU strategy
“engagement without recognition”.
According to the Minister, further
cooperation with the European institutions promoting this strategy will
MFA of Abkhazia