On October 28, the concluding meeting with the delegation of the Russian Federation on questions of providing security and fighting crime and corruption took place, within the framework of cooperation between the Office of Security Council of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Office of Security Council of the Russian Federation.
Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Abkhazia Mukhamed Kilba remarked that in questions of security, defence and fight with organised crime and corruption, Russia achieved great successes in the past ten years. He stressed that Abkhazia has to learn from this experience.
“These meetings and consultations are of great significance to us. I am certain that they will be beneficial to us”, - said the Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Abkhazia.
Mukhamed Kilba added that our society is aware that problems with crime have to be solved and that in the process of state-building, the law is of primary importance.
“The law should respected in the state”, - said Mukhamed Kilba.
He also added that the knowledge acquired during consultations will be used in practice and expressed hope that such events will become a tradition.
Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliyev said that it is necessary to make efforts to preserve peace in two states.
“We understand well that peace is fragile today. For peace to exist in our states, we need to work hard and supervise compliance with laws”, - said Rashid Nurgaliyev.
He stressed that organised crime and corruption are two phenomena that on the one hand, destroy society, and on the other – make the population distrust the government. Rashid Nurgaliyev remarked that the work of relevant authorities should be focused on this.
Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation added that the goal of the consultations was the exchange of experience and assistance in solving security problems arising in the states.
Nurgaliyev added that yesterday, meetings took place in the General Prosecutor’s Office, in the Ministry of Defence, and there were also consultations at the outpost in the Tkuarchal District, where questions of security were discussed.
“Besides, Mukhamed Sitbiyevich and I discussed our plans for the future. We reported about our work directly to the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Djumkovich, exchanged our opinions and decided on directions for future cooperation”, - said Rashid Nurgaliyev.