Mar 25, 2010

Abkhazia: Next-generation Passports to be Available Soon

Sample ImageThe next-generation passport books will be available in two months, said Abkhazia’s Prime Minister Sergei Shamba Tuesday at the press conference in Sukhumi.


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Sergei Shamba said that the next-generation passport books were to be in circulation in accordance with last year’s agreement, signed with Russia on border crossing. In particular, under the agreement Abkhazian citizens can cross the border with any passport with special emphasis on data protection provisions, providing the highest degree of security.

Prime Minister said that Abkhazian travel passports for a trip to Russia will also be issued. “We’ve already contracted to produce in Russia these travel documents, which will be available in two months,” he told journalists. Referring to passports for internal circulation, Abkhazian Prime Minister said that there is not a need to replace them, as the existing internal passports provide full voting rights.