From: MSN NicknameEagle_wng (Original Message) Sent: 11/4/2007 11:47 AM Nov 3 2007 3:53PM Abkhaz, Transdniestrian, S. Ossetian ministers urge intl community to recognize independence
SUKHUMI. Nov 3 (Interfax) - Foreign Ministers Sergei Shamba of Abkhazia, Valeri Litskay of Transdniestria, and Murad Dzhioyev of South Ossetia signed a joint declaration at a meeting in Sukhumi on Saturday, in which they reaffirmed the self-proclaimed republics' resolve "to follow the norms and principles stipulated by the UN Charter and other international legal acts determining the contemporary world arrangement."
"The people's right to self-determination is a sovereign and unalienable right of the peoples of Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and South Ossetia, and ignoring the people's will should be viewed as a violation of human rights guaranteed by international legal documents," the declaration says.
The ministers also called for "settling all disputable issues exclusively through peaceful methods and without using military, political, economic, or informational pressure."
"Over the time of Abkhazia's, Transdniestria's, and South Ossetia's independent existence, they have set up efficient governance systems guaranteeing free exercise of human rights and stability of democratic government institutions," it says.
The foreign ministers "have called on the international community to respect sovereign rights of the peoples of these republics and support Abkhazia's, Transdniestria's, and South Ossetia's recognition as sovereign states."
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