Georgian-Abkhaz dialogue under Saakashvili has no future

Georgia Materials 13 January 2008 19:15 (UTC +04:00)

President of the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia Sergei Bagapsh thinks that any talks with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili have little chance of achieving a breakthrough.

"The elections in Georgia mean nothing to Abkhazia. These were elections in a neighboring state," Bagapsh told on Sunday, commenting on the officially announced victory of Mikheil Saakashvili in the Georgian snap presidential elections.

"If another president had been elected, it could have been possible to resume dialogue with Georgia, but not on Abkhazia's political status. Any talks with Saakashvili in the current situation have no future," the Abkhaz leader said. ( Interfax )