|Abkhazian delegation visits L America to develop relations with its countries|
|News - Politics|
|Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:32|
“The priority goals of our trip to Venezuela are to prepare Abkhazian President Sergei Bagapsh’s visit to Latin American countries and complete the process of establishing diplomatic relations with Venezuela,” Gvindzhiya said.
He said Abkhazia planned to open embassies in Venezuela and Nicaragua that have recognised its independence.
“We are studying questions related to the establishment of firm economic ties between Abkhazia and Venezuela,” the acting minister said.
“The ground has been prepared in Argentina for meetings at the Foreign Ministry, with governors, businesspeople, and mass media, and at the universities of this South American country,” Gvindzhiya said.
In Ecuador “we can see the process initiated by the president of this country, Rafael Correa who said that he was ready to consider the question of recognising Abkhazia after an official request had been received”, the official said.
“Such a request was handed over to him officially in December of last year, and e are now waiting for the reply,” Gvindzhiya said.
“Ecuador is seriously studying the question of Abkhazia recognition from the point of view of international law, and our delegation is ready to help with that,” he said.
Abkhazia insists that the question of its recognition “be considered not only in terms of the right to self-determination, but primarily in terms of view of international law,” the acting foreign minister said.
“In both cases Abkhazia has indisputable arguments,” he added.
The purpose of the visit to Bolivia is to study the possibility of establishing diplomatic relations with this country, Gvindzhiya said.