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27.11.2017


On November 27, an extended meeting took place between President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba and Head of the Republic of North Ossetia Vyacheslav Bitarov. 

Vyacheslav Bitarov: Dear friends! Dear guests! I know that you have just arrived from South Ossetia, and I would like you to be as comfortable in the north of Ossetia, as in the south. I am happy to welcome you to the land of North Ossetia. The people of Abkhazia and Ossetia are brotherly nations. It is a tradition since the times of our ancestors who lived in harmony and went through all difficult trials together. These trials include the Great Patriotic War and events from our modern history when Ossetians and Abkhazians also stood side by side. I wish for these things never to happen again, for us never to go through such difficulties. I would like our relations to grow stronger in the field of economy, culture, education and other spheres where we have potential, and most importantly, the wish to act.

We wish for you and our southern brothers to be recognised by all international institutions as independent states. 

Thank you once again for visiting. 

Raul Khadzhimba: Dear Vyacheslav Zelimkhanovich, dear friends. For us, it is an even greater pleasure to be here today after our official visit to South Ossetia where we signed documents that demonstrate the development of our relations. We have good relations with North Ossetia, North Caucasus and Russia. We should continue developing them. 

Abkhazia has opportunities in the tourist sphere and agriculture in which a lot of funds are invested so that Abkhazia could provide both its citizens and guests with products. 

After recognising us, Russia actively helps Abkhazia to become a successful state. Unfortunately, the process of international recognition does not happen fast. Yet, we have something to be proud of. A number of states recognised us, and we want to meet their expectations. 

This process is difficult, but there is help from Russia and all our friends who are not indifferent to us, such as the federal subjects of the Russian Federation and first of all, the republics of North Caucasus. We are open to cooperation. 

As you have pointed out, our relations did not materialise out of thin air. They have been developing for centuries. Yesterday, we have discussed this in South Ossetia as well. 

Our nations are close and we would like this to continue through our children. Our children should know about their brothers and build relations with them. We will not live forever. However, a foundation should be created during this time, which would allow us to create prospects. We would be happy to welcome you in Abkhazia and we are ready to build relations that would be useful to both states. 

I have already spoken about the fact that those contributions that are made by the Russian Federation give us an opportunity to make great changes. They are perceptible in a small country. However, it is not enough. We should become actively involved in the process of production. The social sphere needs attention but other spheres should be developed too. 

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of North Ossetia Stanislav Kesayev thanked the delegation of the Republic of Abkhazia for the visit and pointed out the necessity of strengthening ties in all spheres. 

Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia Aleksey Machnev stressed that the development of interparliamentary relations has been planned, as well as a more active interaction in lawmaking between the members of Parliament. 

Chairman of the Government of the Republic of North Ossetia Taymuraz Tuskayev pointed out that it is necessary to cooperate in the agricultural industry, including the introduction of modern technologies. 

"We plan to develop our economy. We are ready to share our knowledge with you. We are ready for productive cooperation", - he said. 

Minister of Science and Education of the Republic of Abkhazia Adgur Kakoba expressed hope to see further cooperation in education. He remarked that a lot of students from Abkhazia study in Vladikavkaz. 

"Two years ago, we signed an agreement between the North Ossetian University and the Ministry of Science and Education. We hope to sign an agreement between the Ministries soon", - he added. 

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Daur Kove commented on the ancient ties between the two republics and pointed out the importance of further development of relations. 

"We truly have something to offer each other. I am certain that everything that was said here today will be implemented", - he added. 



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