Sukhum/Agency Caucasus – The administration of Abkhazia made its interpretation of the decision by its counterpart in Georgia to change the name of its department that was originally set up to resolve conflicts to read now ‘The Ministry of Reunion’ and accused Georgia of taking a step toward ending negotiations.
Abkhazia would not be in contact with this newly renamed department of Georgian government, said Sergei Shamba, Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, and added that ‘s move would leave no further chances for negotiations to continue.
"Even if the administration of assumes compliance with the Moscow Agreement of Cease Fire, the Abkhazian government will refuse to maintain contact with officials of this newly renamed department of the Georgian government," said Shamba.
The Georgian administration appointed as the Minister of Reunion Temur Yakobashvili, Vice President of the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. Right after his appointment to his new post, Yakobashvili said in his official statement that the Georgian government should not solely be satisfied with a reclaim of its control over Abkhazian soil but it also should win the support from Abkhazians: “ has lost Abkhazia as well as Abkhazians. My government will, I guess, have to take a multidimensional approach. There will be direct contact on my government’s part with both Abkhazians and
Renaming this department of Georgian government came as a sign of ’s President Mikheil Saakashvili’s decidedness to keep his election promise to take the over the control of both Abkhazia and
It was in the July of 2006 when negotiations between the two countries came to a halt after the then Georgian administration acted in violation of the cease fire agreement and located troops in