The president of Abkhazia and his recent political foes abandon hostilities for a display of national unity.
By Inal Khashig in Sukhum
Abkhazia’s divided elite signed an unprecedented declaration last week committing them to display unity against what they said was a threat of aggression from the Georgian government.
President Sergei Bagapsh, Vice-President Raul Khajimba, Prime Minister Alexander Ankvab and Speaker of Parliament Nuzgar Ashuba were the first to put their names to the common declaration on February 16, affirming their desire to have the unrecognised republic, which seceded de facto from Georgia in 1993, recognised as an independent state.
A comprehensive list of public figures then added their signatures, including the heads of regional assemblies, representatives of religious and ethnic minorities and the heads of governmental ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 2/21/2006 1:35 PM In Abkhazia strategic researches center is created 20.2.2006
"Republic of Abkhazia" newspaper on February 16-17th published Sergey Bagapsh's Decree "About creation of the strategic researches center at the president of Republic of Abkhazia". Oleg Damenija is appointed the acting director of the center.
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 2/19/2006 10:30 AM People of Abkhazia ready to face Georgia’s aggression 18.2.2006
The president of Abkhazia, the management and the government of republic signed on February 16th in Sukhumi a joint statement of the leadership, political and public organizations in connection with the serious military threat of Georgia.
In the reference, in particular, it was spoken: "Georgia has openly declared about its intention to push out the Russian peace-making forces from South Ossetia and the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict zone. In essence, it has already started stage-by-stage destruction of all international mechanisms providing preservation of peace and conditions for resolution of the problems, the conflict had caused, through negotiations. Georgian terrorist groups, which make diversions and crimes against authorities of Abkhazia, Russian peacemakers and peace population, again began to be thrown in Gali ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 2/19/2006 10:03 AM Abkhazian Minister of Foreign Affairs met OSCE mission’s representatives 14.2.2006
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia Sergey Shamba received on February 14th OSCE mission’s representatives who were visiting Abkhazia - Guillaume Siemensky and Jurgen Schmidt.
As they informed IА REGNUM in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia, during their meeting they discussed various questions, concerning OSCE activities in Abkhazia, including the rules of entrance and departure of OSCE employees and representatives to Abkhazia. The visitors told about the work of their organization in the territory of Abkhazia. At the same time, opportunities of financing of small youth projects, various media-projects and programs connected with development of democratic processes in Abkhazia were considered. Necessity of analyzing of public opinion for Abkhazia in relation to necessity of carrying ... >>full artcle...
From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 2/14/2006 10:59 AM Abkhazian deputies demand Haindrava discharged from negotiations 13.2.2006
Deputies of Abkhazian parliament demand discharge of Georgian state minister on conflicts’ settlement Giorghy Haindrava from the negotiating process on settlement of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. As IА REGNUM correspondent in Sukhumi informed, a group of the deputies of the National Assembly had expressed their indignation in occasion of statements of the Georgian minister sounded on the air of the broadcasting company "Rustavi - 2" where he "represented the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict in the wrong form and insulted the people, the state and the management of Abkhazia, the political structure of Russian Federation and its peace-making forces".
Deputies of the parliament addressed to the Georgian leadership with their requirement "to state the adequate political estimation to the statements and, as a whole, ... >>full artcle...
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