President Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriyev.
At the start of the meeting, Raul Khadzhimba remarked that there is a positive trend in the implementation of the points of the Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Russian Federation.
In the course of the meeting, questions of tourists’ security in Abkhazia were discussed. The President stressed that tourists are completely secure. “I can assure you that there is nothing that could be a threat to Russian tourists in Abkhazia. We control the situation”, - he said.
Raul Khadzhimba remarked that many times, the government called on the opposition not to use the referendum as a means to put pressure on the government. “However, the persistence of the opposition led to the fact that we have decided to call a referendum on July 10. Nobody has cancelled it and we want our citizens to know that all work will take place within the framework of existing laws and in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Abkhazia”, - said the President.
The Head of State expressed readiness to have a dialogue with all political forces. “We are ready to build these relations. I am certain that only this attitude will give us an opportunity to develop our state”, - stressed Raul Khadzhimba.
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Abkhazia Semyon Grigoriyev expressed gratitude to Raul Khadzhimba for his balanced approach. “The position of the Russian Federation on this point is well known and it has been made public many times. Russia and Abkhazia have big plans to develop bilateral cooperation. These plans come from the Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership and from those agreements that you have reached during your numerous meetings with Vladimir Putin. Of course, the main condition of the implementation of these plans is the preservation of a solid political stability in Abkhazia. I want to confirm once again that the Russian side supports the constitutional development of events and the preservation of stability”, - he remarked.
Semyon Grigoriyev expressed particular gratitude to Raul Khadzhimba for the measures taken to ensure the safety of the citizens of Russia.