MFA Georgia Responds to Opening of So-called Embassy of Occupied Abkhazia in Syria

MFA Georgia has responded to the opening of the so-called Embassy of Occupied Abkhazia in Syria.

"The opening of occupied Abkhazia’s so-called embassy in Syria represents a follow-on to the totally illegal decision, which the Assad Regime took in 2018, under Russia’s pressure, and yet another violation of the fundamental norms and principles of international law. Following the aforesaid illegal decision, Georgia suspended its diplomatic relations with the Syrian Arab Republic," Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"The entire international community, the leading countries of Europe, the US and international organizations strongly condemned the Assad Regime’s illegal decision on the establishment of so-called diplomatic relations with the Russian occupation regimes in Sokhumi and Tskhinvali. This illegitimate decision was strongly rejected by the Syrian opposition forces issuing several condemning statements and expressing unequivocal support for Georgia’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

"We are, however, confident that one day, after the end of the illegitimate regime in Syria, when the country embarks on the course of democratic development, this illegal decision too will be revised and Syria will return to the international legal framework, which is based on the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity," reads the statement. 

"The opening of the embassy of Abkhazia in the Arab Republic of Syria is an important occasion for the foreign policy of our country," stated the so-called president, Aslan Bzhania, in response to the opening of the so-called embassy of occupied Abkhazian in Syria.

He noted that the opening of the "embassy" will contribute to the deepening of "relations" between Abkhazia and Syria.

"On behalf of the Abkhaz people, I once again thank Syrian President, Bashar Assad, for his historic decision to recognize the independence of the Republic of Abkhazia", stated Bzhania. 

By Ana Dumbadze 

06 October 2020 17:38