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 MFA of Abkhazia comments the Resolution on "Occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia" passed in U.S. Senate


MFA of Abkhazia comments the Resolution on "Occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia" passed in U.S. Senate


The Government noted the recent Resolution passed by US Senate according to which Abkhazia is considered as an occupied by Russia territory. We think that the Senate would be better advised to concentrate on putting its collective mind to solving the desperate state of the US economy with all its potential for desperate consequences around the world in preference to attempting to interfere in the internal affairs of a state whose internal dynamics it has so lamentably failed to understand since the breakup of the USSR two decades ago.


Abkhazia is opened to any US state-official who would care to come and see the nature of Abkhazian society. That way a truly objective conclusion could be drawn, rather than one based on malicious Georgian propaganda.


However, throughout the time the United States continues to openly realize anti Abkhaz activity by using political and economic sanctions and counteracting external economic activities of our state.


This kind of approach once again proves the fact that US is a party involved in the conflict between Abkhazia and Georgia and therefore cannot be an independent mediator at the negotiation process.


08.01.2011  MFA of Abkhazia


 Latvia rejected visas to the KVN team “Narts from Abkhazia”


Sukhum, 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 Georgian leadership.


“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 be reviewed.


08.01.2011  MFA of Abkhazia