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SUKHUM, September 23 (Itar-Tass) —— Abkhazia has established diplomatic relations with the insular state of Tuvalu which is a member of the United Nations.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia Sergei Shamba and Prime Minister of Tuvalu Willy Telavi signed a joint statement on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in Sukhum on Sunday, September 18, ITAR-TASS learnt at the Abkhazian Foreign Ministry.
On August 26, 2008, Russia was the first to recognize Abkhazia’s independence. After that Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru and Vanuatu recognized its independence.