Georgia, Tbilisi, March 26 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
The Georgian Foreign Ministry has prevented a Finnish construction company from accessing the market of occupied Abkhazia. The ministry has been informed on this matter and took an active part in the prevention of the start-up in Abkhazia, Deputy Foreign Minister Nino
Kalandadze said at a traditional Monday briefing.
"By the ministry's order, our ambassador in Finland had close consultation with HONKA representatives. It turned out they did not have accurate information about how the implementation of such activities in the occupied territories without the permission of the
Georgian authorities is restricted. In turn, they expressed their regret," Kalandadze said.
She said the information that the company's delegation intended to visit Abkhazia and open an office there wasn't confirmed.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the Tskhinvali city and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced two unrecognized republics as the occupied territories.
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