Nauru President: Abkhazia is our friend

The President of Nauru, Baron Waqa, paid an ‘official visit’ to Georgia’s Russian-backed breakaway Abkhazia region on November 12, adding Abkhazians should consider Nauru as a sincere friend and supporter.

Baron Waqa held a meeting with the de facto President of Abkhazia, Raul Khajimba, and expressed a wish to intensify relations among the two ‘states.’

“I want to see your country as our best friend in this part of the world! I want to assure you that the people of Nauru know Abkhazia well, and consider Nauru as our friend. I am confident that we will have the opportunity to learn from you a lot. We want our relations to remain intense and forever lasting,” Waqa told Khajimba.

De facto Abkhazian ‘state-led’ news agency, PEC, reports that Khajimba underlined that relations between Nauru and Abkhazia began to actively develop in 2009.

“We established diplomatic relations, which allowed us to build our cooperation in the spirit of friendship and business partnership,” Khajimba told Waqa.

PEC added the visit of Nauru President was short, saying the parties discussed the issues and prospects of bilateral cooperation.

Since the Russia-Georgia war in August 2008, Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and another separatist region, South Ossetia.

In total, only four countries recognise Georgia’s breakaway regions as independent republics: Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Nauru.     

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