ABKHAZ DELEGATION TO TAKE PART IN GENEVA DISCUSSIONS ON SECURITY IN THE CAUCASUS
10/11/2009 18:10 ABKHAZIA, SUKHUM
A delegation of Abkhazia will take part in the next round of the Geneva
discussions on security in Transcaucasia. The discussions will be held
on November 11.
delegation includes: the President’s aide on international issues
Vyacheslav Chirikba, the Deputy Defense Minister Harry Kupalba, the
chief of the International Department of the Ministry for Foreign
Affairs Lana Agrba and a member of the executive committee of the
International Association of Abkhaz-Abazin (Abaza) people Zeki Kapba.
The chief of the MFA Information Department Irakly Tuzhba told
Lana Agrba and Harry Kupalba will work in the
group on humanitarian issues, Vyacheslav Chirikba and Zeki Kapba in the
group on ... >>full artcle...
10, 2009 - The report of the Tagliavini Fact-Finding Commission on the
conflict in Georgia “has taught the European Union a lesson", the EU
special representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby believes.
his opinion, "the main service of the report is that it allows us to
look in the future, not the past now". "This report has given a clearer
conception of what has happened. And it makes the discussions and
negotiations held in Geneva easier because some problems that have
complicated the negotiations until now, disappeared. Besides, this
report is important as it gives us a lesson for the future - how to
avoid a similar situation", Semneby emphasized in an interview to the
Georgia protests against use of Russian phone codes in Abkhazia By Temuri Kiguradze Wednesday, November 18 Tbilisi has responded to its breakaway region Abkhazia replacing its Georgian dialling codes with Russian ones. “The Georgian Foreign Ministry will take all possible measures against the use of Russian phone codes in Abkhazia,” stated Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze at a briefing in Tbilisi on Monday.
The separatist authorities of Abkhazia adopted Russian phone codes this Sunday, replacing the Georgia country code (+995) with Russia’s +7940 and +7840. This move was explained by The Kremlin as being part of the “cooperation memorandum” signed between Sokhumi and Moscow in late September 2009. Georgian codes will be used in Abkhazia alongside the Russian ones until January 2010.
The Georgian authorities note that they plan to deliver a special protest note to Moscow via the Swiss ... >>full artcle...
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