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Participation of the CCI of Abkhazia in the exhibition "Food Africa-2019" was disrupted by the fault of Georgia

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29.11.2019 13:56
Participation of the CCI of Abkhazia in the exhibition "Food Africa-2019" was disrupted by the fault of Georgia
Based on the results of previous negotiations, the organizers of the exhibition notified the leadership of the CCI of Abkhazia that participation of the Abkhaz delegation in exhibition was approved.

Sukhum. 29 November. Apsnypress. From December 9 to 11, in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, will host the V international food and beverage trade exhibition Food Africa-2019. Six months ago, the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce decided to take part in this event. Moreover, lengthy negotiations were held on registering and developing a pavilion scheme. There was formed a delegation of 4 people from the CCI of the Republic of Abkhazia, headed by President Tamila Mertskhulava. In accordance with the signed Agreement, the required amount for renting a pavilion with an area of ​​12 m 2 was transferred. Moreover, according to results of previous negotiations, the organizers of the exhibition notified the leadership of the CCI of the Republic of Abkhazia that there could be no problems with the Republic's participation, and they approved the participation of the Abkhaz delegation. Unfortunately, a few days ago, the organizers of Food Africa-2019 verbally informed the CCI of Abkhazia about the requirement of the Georgian Embassy, ​​which is located in Cairo, to exclude the Republic of Abkhazia from the participating countries using Abkhaz attributes. According to them, representatives of the Georgian embassy in their appeal referred to the fact that Abkhazia is one of the regions of Georgia, and there is no reason for its participation in the international exhibition. Later, the organizers of the event informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt about the protest note received by the Georgian Embassy in Egypt and recommended terminating the Agreement with the CCI of RA, depriving Abkhazia of the right to participate in Food Africa-2019.
 
 Following the results of negotiations held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt with the organizers of the exhibition, on November 19, the CCI of the Republic of Abkhazia received an official refusal, which was explained by "reluctance to undermine relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, as well as to maintain the image of its exhibition."
 
 For its part, the leadership of the CCI of the Republic sent an official letter to “Food Africa-2019”, in which it expressed its position on the current situation. “We believe that such actions are discriminatory in relation to the Republic of Abkhazia as a whole. Business should always be out of politics and this kind of actions by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry cause serious harm to bilateral cooperation aimed at developing trade and economic ties between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Arab Republic of Egypt, ” - said Tamila Mertskhulava, president of the CCI.
 
 As Mertskhulava emphasized: “This case is no exception. Georgian embassies around the world respond very quickly to participation of the CCI in various exhibitions and fairs, and impede this process. The Georgian side carefully monitors the actions of the CCI of the Republic of Abkhazia, as today it is the only organization in Abkhazia that takes part in international exhibitions as representatives of an independent state and promotes a positive image of the country abroad. ”
 
 Mertskhulava noted that the participation of the CCI of RA in various exhibition and fair events is primarily aimed at solving marketing problems and tasks, as well as identifying the main trends in demand and finding new partners. The CCI of Abkhazia is carrying out this work in order to develop the foreign economic activity of the Republic of Abkhazia and to help improve the export efficiency of domestic products. “Despite such obstacles and provocations, the CCI will continue to take part in exhibition and fair events and convey reliable information about Abkhazia to citizens of different countries,” - she stated.

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