Damascus (Syria News) The Republic of Georgia has announced cutting its diplomatic ties with Syria, and started the needed procedures, Enab Baladi News reported on Tuesday.
The Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement, today, that it cut the ties with Syria, after the latter formally recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
“The Syrian Arab Republic and The Republic of South Ossetia… declare their mutual recognition and the establishment of diplomatic relations at embassy level,” the South Ossetia Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on its website.
Thus, Syria became the 7th member of the United Nation that recognize the independence of the Republic of Abkhazia.
President of Abkhazia, Raul Khajimba, said after the mutual recognition reflects the interest of the two countries to develop mutual relations in all fields.
In 2008, several countries, including Russia, recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which broke away from Georgia after a brief war.
It is noteworthy that Georgia, one of the former Soviet republics, was considered a supporter to the Syrian regime, where in a Human Rights Organization report released in 2013 entitled “The Contributors to the Syrian Conflict,” it pointed out that it had sent many shipments of fuel to Syria.