Statement by NATO Secretary General on the so-called elections in Abkhazia, Georgia

  • 25 Aug. 2014 -
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  • Press Release (2014) 126
  • Issued on 25 Aug. 2014
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  • Last updated: 25 Aug. 2014 16:34

NATO does not recognise the election held on 24 August in the Georgian region of Abkhazia.

Statement by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen

This election does not contribute to a peaceful and lasting settlement of the situation in Georgia. NATO Allies do not recognise the Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions of Georgia as independent states.

The Alliance reiterates its full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.