In the official residency of the President, through mediation of the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Rashid Nurgaliyev, negotiations took place between President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba and the representatives of the opposition Alkhas Kvitsinia and Aslan Bzhania.
Vice President Aslan Bartsits and Secretary of the Security Council Mukhamed Kilba were also present at the meeting.
During the meeting, the socio-political situation in the state was discussed, including the ways to resolve the current situation. The Head of State stressed that both sides have to behave in accordance with the law, first of all, to achieve all-national accord and to prevent clashes. In connection with this, until the new elections and the inauguration of the newly elected President are held, it is necessary to follow the provisions of the Law “On the President of the Republic of Abkhazia”.
The leaders of the opposition expressed concern over the current situation and the possibility that the events might develop in an uncontrollable way.
Rashid Nurgaliyev called on to both sides to use every opportunity for a peaceful resolution of the current situation.