The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia summoned the Belarusian ambassador Anatoly Lis in connection with the visit of the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to the Russian-occupied Abkhazia.
"The Georgian side expressed extreme concern in connection with this (Lukashenka's visit to Abkhazia) and requested additional clarifications from the Belarusian side," the message emphasizes.
In a separate statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia condemned "Olexander Lukashenko's violation of the state border with his so-called visit to the occupied Abkhaz region, which grossly violates the fundamental principles and norms of international law."
"We call on the Belarusian side to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the sovereign state within its internationally recognized borders and not to resort to actions that contradict the basic principles of international law," the statement emphasizes.
It should be noted that on Wednesday, the self-proclaimed president of Belarus, Oleksandr Lukashenko, paid an official visit to Abkhazia, the territory of Georgia occupied by Russian troops, for the first time, where he met with the so-called president of unrecognized Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania.