Abkhazia–Nicaragua relations

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Abkhazia–Nicaragua relations
Map indicating locations of Abkhazia and Nicaragua

Abkhazia

Nicaragua

Abkhazia–Nicaragua relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between the Republic of Abkhazia and Nicaragua. Nicaragua recognized Abkhazia[1] and South Ossetia[2] on September 5, 2008.

At a press conference in November 2008, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos Lopez said, "Certainly, we think that the decision [to recognize independent Abkhazia and South Ossetia] was fair and appropriate. They [the republics] must be given time for inner formalities. We will coordinate the possibility and terms of direct diplomatic relations at a convenient moment. Obviously and logically, we will be acting via our friends, probably Russia, to establish closer contacts and diplomatic relations [with the republics]."[3]

Abkhazia and Nicaragua formally established diplomatic relations on September 10, 2009, after an Abkhazian delegation visited with President Daniel Ortega in the Central American nation.[4]

From 18 to 21 July 2010, a state delegation from Abkhazia visited Nicaragua headed by President Bagapsh.[5] On 19 July, the delegation was joined by a delegation from South Ossetia headed by President Eduard Kokoity.[6] On the same day, both Presidents attended the official events to the 31st birthday of the Sandinist Revolution.[7] On 20 July, the Presidents of Abkhazia and Nicaragua signed agreements on friendship and cooperation, visa-free travel up to 90 days, trade-economic relations, commercial shipping, air services and cooperation between the National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Central Bank of Nicaragua. The Presidents also awarded each other the highest decorations of their countries.[8]

On 16 April 2012, Abkhazia openened an embassy in Nicaragua when Zaur Gvajava (already ambassador to Venezuela) received his credentials from President Alexander Ankvab.[9] On 27 June 2012, the Nicaraguan ambassador Luis Cuadra presented his credentials to Abkhazia's Foreign Minister Viacheslav Chirikba and to President Ankvab.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Presidente de la República Nicaragua Decreto No. 47-2008". Government of Nicaragua. 
  2. ^ "El Presidente de la República Nicaragua Decreto No. 46-2008". Government of Nicaragua. 
  3. ^ "Nicaragua Considering Diplomatic Relations With Abkhazia, South Ossetia". iStockAnalyst. 2008-11-01. Retrieved 2009-03-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Abkhazia and Nicaragua officially establish diplomatic relations". RussiaToday. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-12. 
  5. ^ "Президент Абхазии и возглавляемая им делегация прибыли в столицу Никарагуа — Манагуа.". Apsnypress. 18 July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Президент Южной Осетии прибыл с официальным визитом в Никарагуа". Apsnypress. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  7. ^ David Noack: Besuch aus dem Kaukasus für Chávez und Ortega, in: amerika21.de, 07.26.2010. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  8. ^ "Президенты Абхазии и Никарагуа подписали в Манагуа ряд межгосударственных документов". Apsnypress. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  9. ^ "В Никарагуа открылось посольство Абхазии". Apsnypress. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Посол Никарагуа в России назначен и послом в Республике Абхазия". Apsnypress. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Посол Никарагуа в России и Абхазии вручил верительные грамоты президенту РА Александру Анквабу". Apsnypress. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.