Abkhazia: Georgia Refuses Diplomatic Relations
Georgia is not planning to establish diplomatic relations with Abkhazia.
Below is an article published by Turkish Weekly:
Georgia does not intend to establish diplomatic relations with Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili stated at the 83rd workshop "Rose Ross" of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly today [30 April 2013]. The Prime Minister also touched on relations with Russia.
"As Russia always says, it wants to restore trade relations with the previous authorities, but the latter was blocking this issue," he said.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia in Georgia on August 8, 2008.
Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military. Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August . Tbilisi ended diplomatic relations with Moscow in response and has declared the two unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.