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New Abkhaz FM Appointed
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 26 Feb.'10 / 16:39

Maxim Gvinjia was appointed as breakaway region’s new foreign minister, replacing Sergey Shamba, who has become the prime minister.

Gvinjia served as deputy foreign minister and he was in a group of Abkhaz negotiators participating in the Geneva talks.

Gvinjia, according to the Russian media reports, is now visiting Argentina. He told Itar-Tass news agency that Sokhumi “hopes to establish diplomatic relations” with Argentina.

Key ministers in the cabinet, including interior and defense ministers, Otar Khetsia and Merab Kishmaria, respectively, retained posts.

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