About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 14:07 - 28 Jul.'14
 
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
28 Jul.'14 14:07
Criminal Charges Filed Against Saakashvili
Prosecutor’s office said ex-president charged with exceeding official authorities.
28 Jul.'14 12:14
Emergency Electricity Imports from Armenia, Turkey after Major Power Outage
Damage of power lines left most of the country without electricity for more than two hours.
27 Jul.'14 11:58
Prosecutors Summon Saakashvili for Questioning
Ex-president has been summoned by prosecutor’s office for second time in last four months.
26 Jul.'14 23:43
In Cabinet Confirmation Hearing Usupashvili Calls to Focus on Future
Europe, not those nine years when UNM was in power, should be standard of comparison, he said.
26 Jul.'14 18:04
Parliament Confirms Reshuffled Cabinet
UNM opposition lawmakers walked out of the chamber before the vote.
26 Jul.'14 03:38
Govt Meets UNM MPs at Confirmation Hearings
“There is no constructive opposition in the Parliament,” PM said after meeting with UNM MPs.
25 Jul.'14 21:54
MoD Wants 11% Funding Increase in 2015
Alasania told MPs he is “optimistic” over talks on obtaining defense systems.
25 Jul.'14 14:57
NATO PA President Visits Georgia
He is holding meeting with the Georgian leadership and lawmakers in Tbilisi on July 25.
25 Jul.'14 13:05
Georgia to Contribute 750 Troops to Post-2014 Afghan Mission
A company size unit will be stationed in Mazar-i-Sharif and others will be deployed in Bagram.
24 Jul.'14 22:48
Reshuffled Cabinet to Face Parliamentary Hearings
PM will face questioning from UNM opposition lawmakers on Friday.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
52