Comment of the Press and Information Department of the Georgian Foreign Ministry


6.05.2017, Tbilisi – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has been co-operating with Booking.com for years.
 
As a result of this co-operation, the occupied region of Abkhazia and its cities are identified as part of Georgia in the search function of the website in up to 40 languages. Only several versions of the website does not refer to Abkhazia as part of Georgia. The Ministry has already contacted the Company, which agreed to update the website and to put right all technical errors in compliance with International Law. 
 
The Ministry works with the Airbnb Company in the same direction. In General, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia closely follows all cases where Georgia’s occupied regions are referred to as individual countries on various websites. In most cases these are technical errors, which the companies, obviously not the Russian ones, are ready to correct.