February 26, 2010
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is delighted to hear of the appointment of Mr. Maxim Gunjia as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia today, February 26 2010.
Gunjia has been Abkhazia’s representative to UNPO since 2005, building on 14 years of collaboration. During his term, both parties continued to foment a collaborative relationship of respect and understanding. We believe the appointment will go some way to recognizing the diplomatic achievements of Gunjia since 2004, whereby he became deputy foreign minister. UNPO equally congratulates Gunjia’s predecessor, Mr. Sergei Shamba who has now been appointed Abkhazia’s prime minister.
The UNPO reaffirms its support to Abkhazia’s people and their right to self-determination and international recognition. UNPO issued a riposte today to an article written by Mr. Graeme Wood whose analysis of “limbo states” seemed somewhat shallow in light of the strength of democracy in many de facto states.
To read the original article, please click here.
To read UNPO's response and that of the Government of Abkhazia, please click here.