De facto Abkhazia dismisses reports on negotiations with Tbilisi

The Abkhaz opposition has accused a de facto official of visiting Tbilisi-controlled territory to negotiate on trade and economic issues. Photo: David Zhvania., 04 Mar 2021 - 12:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

The de facto government of Georgia’s Russian-occupied Abkhazia region has dismissed reports on the alleged visit of a de facto Abkhaz official to Tbilisi-controlled territory for negotiations on trade and economic issues. 

The Abkhaz opposition took to the street yesterday, accusing the advisor of de facto President Aslan Bzhania Benur Kviraia of holding negotiations with the central Georgian government. 

They said that Kviraia ‘visited Georgia’ on March 2 with two other individuals. 

The de facto government of Abkhazia has dismissed the accusations and said that ‘no negotiations took place’ and that ‘Kviraia left his post on February 19, 2021.’ 

Russia recognised the two Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali as independent states after the Russia-Georgia 2008 war. 

Since then only Venezuela, Nicaragua, Nauru and Syria have recognised the regions as independent states. 

The rest of the international community is unanimous in that the regions are occupied by Russia and call on the country to leave the Georgian territory.