EXTRACT FROM THE GAZETTE OF THE SITTING OF THE PREZIDIUM OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY

10 August 1920

The discussed issue:

1. The notification N 46 of 10 August of this year by the Constitutional Commission states the following:

- the Constitutional Commission has discussed the application submitted by the Delegation of Abkhazia addressed to the Presidium of the Constituent Assembly and has the following vision:

the provisions on Abkhazia represent the part of the common Constitution of the Republic and proceeds from it; its inadmissible to recognize this or that principle of it until the Constitution is finally adopted,

2) Inclusion of the issues stated in the application into the agenda of the Constituent Assembly is not in accord with the Regulations of the Parliament and it would be rather artificial,

3) The principle of the autonomy is recognized by the Constitution of the Republic and its inviolability is fully secured, and

4) The Regulations on the Autonomy of Abkhazia will be heard at the sitting of the Constituent Assembly right after the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic; therefore the motion by the Delegation of Abkhazia shall not be admitted.

Decision:

To take the notification as information and communicate it to the factions.

Authentic with original.

Head of the Chancellery signed

(Central State Historical Archive of Georgia, f. 1833, desc. 1, file 863, p. 35)