On December 1, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
At the meeting between two Presidents in Moscow, questions of bilateral cooperation were discussed.
Vladimir Putin greeted Raul Khadzhimba and remarked that this meeting is a proof of friendly relations between Russia and Abkhazia. President of the Russian Federation emphasised that there is a good legal base that has been formed to date.
“It includes more than a hundred treaties and agreements, another thirty are being developed. In the investment field, a package of more than nine billion rubles has been created, and projects in the amount of 700 million rubles have been approved”, - said Vladimir Putin.
He added that it is necessary to work on these projects thoroughly, so that the funds would go to real projects and would help improve the quality of life in the Republic of Abkhazia.
Vladimir Putin also pointed out that there is a high number of Russian tourists who visited Abkhazia this year.
President of the Russian Federation emphasised that in Russia, people pay close attention to the events in Abkhazia.
“We see that a difficult political situation is unfolding within Abkhazia. Yet, I must say that it is a normal phenomenon for every society, every state. We hope that the situation will stay under control, that it will not cross the boundaries of law, because otherwise it would be difficult to continue implementing our plans of economic interaction”, - added the President of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir Putin remarked that this year, the goods turnover between Abkhazia and Russia has increased, which is a good tendency.
He also remarked that apart from the main Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership, the two states conclude individual agreements, including those related to defence.
President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba thanked Vladimir Putin for the invitation. He remarked that it is the second meeting between the two states, which signifies that relations are going well.
“The legal base is being developed. Projects outlined in the Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership will be implemented”, - said Raul Khadzhimba.
President of the Republic of Abkhazia remarked that currently, questions related to defence, cross-border cooperation and the development of the economy are being considered.
“The turnover has increased by 5%. Despite being small, this growth is evident. The possibilities of the banking sphere have increased. We fulfil the revenue targets of the budget for 2016 – there is a 36% increase compared to last year and a 66% percent increase compared to 2014”, - said the President of Abkhazia.
Raul Khadzhimba expressed gratitude for the help that the Russian Federation is giving to the Republic of Abkhazia.