Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 13 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian State Minister for Reintegration has welcomed Estonia's recognition of neutral travel document, the Ministry said on Wednesday.
Georgian and Estonian Foreign Ministers signed the Implementation Protocol of Agreement between the Georgian and Estonian governments and the agreement on the readmission of illegally residing people between Georgia and the European Union on Wednesday.
Estonia has officially recognized a neutral travel document by signing a protocol.
A neutral travel document and neutral ID are the humanitarian documents for residents of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region. They can receive social services and travel abroad using these documents.
A neutral travel document has already been recognized by Japan, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, US, Bulgaria, Poland, Israel and Estonia.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.