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Italy gave explanations in regard to visit of Abkhazian Foreign Minister

2010-02-24 17:54

Today Vittorio Sandalli, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy to Georgia, passed Georgian Foreign Ministry a note, mentioning that Maxim Gvinjia, the deputy Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, didn't stay in the country with an official visit.


"Italian side officially confirms the fact that the 8 February 2010 visit of Maxim Gvinjia, the so-called Minister of Foreign Affairs of proxy regime of Abkhazia, Georgia to the Republic of Italy was not official and he paid a private visit to Italy. Besides, the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Georgia has not issued a travel visa to the aforesaid person. According to the Ambassador, his country will closely adhere to the EU policy of non-recognition in the future as well," the message of the Foreign Ministry says.

According to the Ministry, on February 8th Gvinjia visited Italy, where participated in the program, organized by Radio Radicale and devoted to UNPO [Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization].

Georgian Foreign Ministry stated the visit was unofficial and he wasn't invited by a group of Italian paltiament's senators, as mass media stated.


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