Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Abkhazia parliament appeals to Russian leadership to recognize independence of republic

Парламент Абхазии принял обращение к руководству России признать независимость республики

On August 20th, the parliament of Abkhazia appealed to the leadership of Russia "with the request to recognize the independence of the republic." At an emergency session of parliament, the deputies approved President Sergey Bagapsh's appeal to the Russian leadership. As an IA Regnum correspondent reports, in the proposal, Bagapsh calls on Russia to recognize Abkhazia as a sovereign state and to sign a bilateral treaty of friendship and mutual aid.

On August 21st, a national conference will also take place in Sokhumi where an appeal to Russia to recognize the independence of the republic will also be made.

IA Regnum

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