Abkhazia: Asking Ecuador For Recognition
Abkhazia is calling on Ecuador to follow the example of Venezuela and Nicaragua and recognize its status as an independent country from Georgia.
De facto Abkhaz deputy foreign minister Maxim Gunjia, on a visit to Ecuador, said December 3 t2009] that he conveyed Sukhumi’s formal request to the Ecuadoran government, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported.
"We have submitted an official letter addressed to the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, with a request to recognize the independence of Abkhazia," Gunjia was quoted as saying. Gunjia added that Ecuadoran leaders indicated that they will make a quick decision on the request.
Moscow recognized Abkhazia following its 2008 war with Georgia and hasl obbied since for international recognition of the [...] region as an independent country.