In 2011, Prime Minister Willy Telavi`s government recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia, which had separated from Georgia and considered Georgia part of its sovereign territory.  However, the government of Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga withdrew recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia on 31 March 2014, when Tuvalus, Tuvalu`s Foreign Minister, Taukelina Finikaso, signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations with Georgia. Tuvalu`s foreign minister said his country supports Georgia`s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.   Taukelina Finikaso also reportedly stated that the resumption of diplomatic relations with Georgia was an important step in strengthening relations with the European Union, which he described as traditional friends of Tuvalus.  He stated that the new agreement would help in this regard. On June 29, 2017, the National Fishing Corporation of Tuvalu (NAFICOT) signed a joint venture agreement with the South Korean SAJO Fishing Industry for the operation of the fishing vessel M.V. Taina in the Tuvaluan Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and other Pacific Island waters.  Relations with Fiji are strong. To date, Tuvalu has been freed from the conflicts and divergences that have characterized Fiji`s relations with other nations in the region (see Fiji`s external relations). In addition to its mission to the United Nations in New York, Tuvalu is the only external diplomatic office of its High Commission in Suva, Fiji. On 29 August 2012, an agreement was signed between Tuvalu and Kiribati over their maritime border, establishing the border as the shores of Lake Nanumea and Niutao in Tuvalu, on the one hand, and Tabiteuea, Tamana and Arorae in Kiribati, on the other, along the geodesy that links the latitudes and longitudes defined in the agreement.
 The Tuvaluan government, the U.S. government and the governments of other Pacific Islands are parties to the South Pacific Tuna Treaty (SPTT). This agreement came into force in 1988.  Tuvalu and other members of the Pacific Island Forum Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the United States have entered into a tuna fisheries agreement for 2015; a longer-term agreement will be negotiated.  The treaty is an extension of the Nauru agreement.  Winston Peters stated that the agreement was fundamental principles for the relationship that is expected to develop between 2019 and 2023. In January 2014, Tuvalu signed an agreement with MASDAR, a uae government company, that will provide $3 million in assistance for the solarization of the outer islands to reduce dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation.   The agreement aims to prioritize cooperation on climate change, labour development and regional security.