Parliament of South Ossetia ratified the agreement between Russia and South Ossetia on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs

Sat, 26/11/2011 - 15:57

The agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs between Russia and South Ossetia has been ratified at the meeting of the parliamentary session of South Ossetia in Tskhinval. The meeting was headed by the Acting Parliament Speaker of the RSO Zurab Kokoev. Draft agreement for consideration of the deputies was brought up by the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of South Ossetia, Yuri Dzitstsoity. "This cooperation agreement has already been ratified by Russia,-Dzitstsoity has said. -It implies strengthening of cooperation in customs affairs between South Ossetia and Russia." The Vice-Speaker said that the agreement had been signed between the two states in Moscow on December 9, 2010. Then, the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of South Ossetia on construction, industry, transport and communications, Gennady Kokoev introduced a bill on the state strategic planning in the Republic of South Ossetia. "This law establishes the basic principles, contents and procedure of the state strategic planning of socio-economic development of South Ossetia, and also defines the powers of participants of the state strategic planning process,"-Kokoev has declared.

Jury Dzitstsoity has noted that the Bill was discussed by the South Ossetian side and the Russian Federation within the framework of inter-parliamentary cooperation and was approved by Council of the Federation. After the discussion, the bill was adopted by the South Ossetian parliamentarians in the first and final reading. The question of amending the state budget of the Republic in 2011 was the last on the agenda of the meeting of the session. According to the speaker on the subject Gennady Kokoev, the government of South Ossetia has initiated changes to the budget due to the increased cost of food in educational establishments and power structures of the Republic, as well as increased costs for fuel. After listening to the speaker, the deputies passed a bill on amendments to the budget of the RSO.

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