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Abkhazian delegation departs for Venezuela to establish diplomatic relations2009-09-11 10:25
This morning delegation of Abkhazia departs to establish diplomatic relations with Venezuela, RIA Novosti reports alluding to Sergey Shamba, the Abkhaz Foreign Minister.gt-en-newsitem-inside
The Minister added that Abkhaz delegation is now staying in Latin America and has already visited Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, diplomatic relations with the latter established.
Abkhazia was a part [autonomous republic] of Georgian Soviet Republic from 1931, soon after disintegration of the USSR declared independency from Tbilisi. On August 14th 1992 Georgia drew troops in Abkhazia, but faced armed resistance. On September 30th 1993 the conflict was over, Georgia lost control over Abkhazia, which became self-governed.
In August 2008, after attack of Georgian troops on South Ossetia Russia recognized independency of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Previously Georgia Times reported that at yesterday's negotiations with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev Hugo Chavez, the leader of Venezuela, claimed his country joins the recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.