Foreign relations of South Ossetia
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The Republic of South Ossetia is a self-proclaimed state which is recognized by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Transnistria. South Ossetia declared independence from Georgia in 1991, but did not receive recognition from any UN member states until after the 2008 South Ossetia war.
- 1 Relations with independent states
- 2 Diplomatic missions
- 3 Membership in international organizations
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Relations with independent states
South Ossetia – Abkhazia relations
Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as Transnistria, recognized each other's independence on November 17, 2006.
South Ossetia – Nauru relations
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South Ossetia – Nicaragua relations
On September 5, 2008, Nicaragua became the second UN member state to recognize South Ossetia.
South Ossetia – Russia relations
South Ossetia – Venezuela relations
On September 10, 2009, Venezuela became the third UN member state to recognize South Ossetia.
Relations with other self-declared independent states
The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus welcomed Russian recognition of South Ossetia. The militant Palestinian organization Hamas also welcomed the recognition of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Offices in South Ossetia
Membership in international organizations
South Ossetia does not belong to any international organizations as of March 2009 besides the Community for Democracy and Human Rights.
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- "Only Palestine's Hamas Backs Kremlin's Recognition of Abkhazia, South Ossetia". Georgian Daily. 2008-08-27. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- Coughlin, Con; Blomfield, Adrian (2008-08-27). "Georgia: Europe unites to condemn Kremlin". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-08-27.