EU Office: Venezuela’s Decision on Abkhazia Breach of International Law

The local European office in Georgia released a statement in the aftermath of Venezuela nominating an Ambassador for Georgia’s breakaway region, Abkhazia.

“The EU fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia as recognised by international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, in line with the UN Charter and the Final Act of the Helsinki Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe,” the EU office said in a statement.

According to the announcement of September 21, any recognition of the breakaway regions is detrimental to stability and security in the South Caucasus and it is in violation of international laws such as UNSER 1808 in 2008. “Recognition is also jeopardising the ongoing international efforts to find a solution to the conflicts, in particular the Geneva International Discussions where the EU plays a leading role as co-chair together with the UN and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),” the statement continues.

The EU office has expressed strong regrets concerning Venezuela’s decision to nominate an ambassador in Abkhazia and are said to be considering “introducing a visa-free regime between Venezuela and the said region.” 

23 September 2015 13:53