Forum Georgia-Moldova-Ukraine ended in Tbilisi on Tuesday, May 5 by signing of a joint declaration on inter-parliamentary cooperation of the countries of "Eastern Partnership", informs the press service of the Georgian legislature.

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Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania tomorrow will travel to Azerbaijan. During the visit will be held a trilateral meeting of the defense ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.

According to the statement of Alasaniya, this meeting was preparing for a long time with the initiative of the Georgian side last year. As the head of the Defense Ministry of Georgia noted, it will be the first formal meeting of the three ministers.

According to him, the meeting and the subsequent clearance of the agreement will be focused on the planning of actions by three countries aimed to the protection of the communications infrastructure, in particular, oil and gas pipelines and railways in a critical situation, in case if there is a military escalation. As emphasized Alasaniya, it is not a step against anyone. "On the contrary such agreements provide additional support for regional stability", - concluded Alasania.

 

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Wednesday, 27 July 2005 18:00

The Abkhazia Conflict

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
   Washington, DC
Abkhazia is a region of northwestern Georgia on the Black Sea coast. During the Soviet era, Abkhazia was an independent Soviet Socialist Republic until February 1931, when it became an autonomous republic of the Georgian S.S.R. As the Soviet Union began to unravel, tension developed between Georgia and Abkhazia as the Abkhaz began demanding the restoration of the region's pre-1931 status and the Georgian independence movement became increasingly nationalistic.
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Tuesday, 31 August 1999 18:00

Chronology of Abkhazia through August 1999

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Washington, DC
September 1, 1999
     Reprinted from the September 1999 issue of Accord
     Published by Conciliation Resources
The Tsarist period
    1783√1870s
The Russian Empire expands into the Caucasus. Eastern Georgia becomes a protectorate of Russia in the Treaty of Georgievsk 1783. By the early 1800s other Georgian areas voluntarily come under Russian rule. Abkhazia comes under the protection of Tsarist Russia in 1810, preserving its autonomy until 1864 when North Caucasian resistance to Russia is finally crushed. Abkhazia becomes the last Caucasian principality to be forcibly annexed to the Russian Empire. Mass migrations to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East follow.
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