SUKHUM / AQW'A ― Abkhazia's Foreign Minister, Inal Ardzinba, embarked on a business trip to Türkiye on Thursday, June 29th. During his visit, Ardzinba held discussions with Talih Ozcan [Huatish], a member of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye and Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Relations. The discussions focused on strengthening ties and ramping up collaboration with Abkhazia’s compatriots residing in Türkiye. This development was reported by the Foreign Ministry's Media Center.
During the meeting, both parties highlighted the critical need for creating a collaborative roadmap aimed at strengthening engagement with the Abkhazian diaspora residing in Türkiye.
Inal Ardzinba spoke about the importance of synchronized efforts within the Turkish Parliament as a means of broadening international relationships and garnering recognition for Abkhazia. In response, Talih Ozcan [Huatish] expressed his support for the initiative and committed to employing all available resources towards the successful implementation of these plans.
Additionally, Inal Ardzinba stressed the value of organizing events in Türkiye that focus on information sharing, cultural exchange, humanitarian efforts, investments, and economic partnerships as instrumental in increasing awareness about Abkhazia.
It is worth noting that back in 2007, Talih Huatish held a seat as a deputy in the People’s Assembly, which is the Parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia.