About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:19 - 30 Sep.'16
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Tuvalu Retracts Abkhazia, S.Ossetia Recognition
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 31 Mar.'14 / 13:49

Georgia signed on March 31 an agreement to establish diplomatic relations with the tiny South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, which has retracted its 2011 recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

The protocol on establishing diplomatic relations was signed in Tbilisi by Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment, and Labour of Tuvalu Taukelina Finikaso, who is visiting Georgia this week.

Tuvalu recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia under the previous government led by PM Willy Telavi in September, 2011. In 2013 Willy Telavi was replaced by new Prime Minister, Enele Sopoaga, who at the time of being in opposition in 2011 voiced criticism over then PM Telavi’s decision to recognize Georgia’s two breakaway regions without consulting with the parliament.

Last year Georgia also signed an agreement on establishing diplomatic relations with Vanuatu after this small island state in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean affirmed its support to Georgia’s territorial integrity, putting an end to confusion and uncertainty surrounding Vanuatu’s recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in 2011.

Apart of Russia, Georgia’s breakaway regions’ now remain recognized by Nicaragua, Venezuela and the tiny Pacific island of Nauru.

“Georgia welcomes the establishment of diplomatic relations with Tuvalu and expresses hope that such decision by Tuvalu will become an example for those states, which recognize Georgia’s occupied regions through violating the fundamental principles of international law,” Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze said after the agreement was signed.

Citing the signed protocol, Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister said that his country supports Georgia’s territorial integrity in its international recognized borders, which also includes Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Latest News
30 Sep.'16 15:19
Pope Francis Visits Georgia
Pope Francis started a two-day visit to Georgia on Friday afternoon.
30 Sep.'16 12:59
Geostat: GDP Growth 2.9% in August
Economy grew 2.7% in the first eight months of this year, according to preliminary data.
29 Sep.'16 15:46
UNM Plans Final Campaign Rally in Tbilisi on Oct.5
UNM also plans march from the Rose Revolution Square towards the Freedom Square.
28 Sep.'16 17:58
GDDG Hires U.S. Lobbying, PR Consultancy Firms
Ruling party pays $320,000 to Impact Management Group for “lobbyist services” in the U.S.
27 Sep.'16 22:58
NPC-Girchi Quits Burchuladze’s Election Bloc
After split, less than two weeks before the elections, Burchuladze, Japaridze trade accusations.
27 Sep.'16 19:21
Central Bank Sells USD 40 Million
NBG made three interventions over the past month, selling total of USD 80 million.
27 Sep.'16 15:10
After Leaked Audio Recording, Security Service Launches ‘Coup Plot’ Probe
UNM opposition party denies plotting “revolution”, says audio recording is doctored.
27 Sep.'16 10:58
PM Speaks of Reconciliation on Anniversary of ‘Tragic Day of Fall of Sokhumi’
“We all understand is that this war was against Georgians and Abkhazians,” the PM said.
26 Sep.'16 18:44
OSCE Election Observers’ Interim Report
“The tone of the campaign is confrontational,” OSCE long-term election observation mission said.
26 Sep.'16 16:56
Saakashvili Tells UNM Campaign Rally via Video Link: Election Victory ‘Inevitable’
UNM opposition party held a campaign rally in the town of Zugdidi in Samegrelo region on September 26.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2016, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
77