December 3, 2014. The President Raul Khadzhimba visited objects of Frontier management of Federal Security Service (FSS) of Russia in Gal region of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The first point of the program was the examination of “Ingur” checkpoint through state border. The chief of the checkpoint reported Raul Khadzhimba on the situation, organization and implementation of joint border patrol of the state border of the Republic of Abkhazia.
After that the Head of state visited the checkpoint of the border detachment of State Security Service (SSS) of the Republic of Abkhazia. The chief of the checkpoint Lev Grigoliya also reported Raul Khadzhimba on the situation at the section under his control. The President expressed interest in the amount of people and vehicles crossing the state border with Georgia daily. Examining the checkpoint “Ingur” the President talked to people who crossed the border.
Another point of the program was the visit of frontier post in Taglan village of Gal region, where Raul Khadjimba was demonstrated the technical means of securing state border employed at this sector of the department of Frontier management of FSS of Russia in the Republic of Abkhazia. The President was familiarized with the territory of cantonment, living quarters and offices of the department of frontier control. The chief of the frontier post in village of Taglan, Gal region, prepared a report on the situation in the sector under his control.
In the conversation with the leadership of the Frontier management of FSS of Russia in the Republic of Abkhazia the Head of state noted that the main goal of the joint work of the services deployed in the frontier zone is the creation of conditions for security of local population. “I would like to thank Russian border guards for their work. The work content impresses and the tasks that you are addressing today promote strengthening of the security of Abkhaz state”, said the President.
“The transit of cargo and people through state border of the Republic of Abkhazia should be strictly under control of the corresponding services”, underlined the President.
The issues related to width of the frontier zone and the status of people living in Gal district were discussed at the meeting. “Considerable amount of people living in Gal district are citizens of Georgia which reaffirms my conviction that it is necessary to regulate their status and legal position in the Parliament”, added the Head of state.
The President also added that Gal district is one of the richest districts in Abkhazia, judged by its potential, but the social status of the population does not comply with those opportunities. “The population should feel government’s concern about them”. He gave an instruction to the ministry of economy to provide funding of the reconstruction of roads in lower zone of Gal district using the resources of the investment program of assistance to socioeconomic development of Abkhazia.
Later all of the participants of the examination of objects arrived to Sukhum where they discussed the situation on a state border and the results of operational service activities of Frontier management, the problems that the staff of the Frontier management of FSS of Russia in the Republic of Abkhazia encounters. The Frontier management of FSS of Russia in the Republic of Abkhazia started their activities in 2009 in accordance with the Agreement between the Republic of Abkhazia and Russian Federation on joint efforts on security of state border of the Republic of Abkhazia.