The delegation of South Ossetia took part in the festive events dedicated to the Independence Day of Abkhazia

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 17:16

On September 29-30, a delegation of South Ossetia led by the Chairman of the South Ossetian Parliament Peterr Gassiev was in Sukhum, where took part in festive events dedicated to the 24th anniversary of the Victory in the Patriotic War of the people of Abkhazia.
As reported by the press service of the Parliament of South Ossetia, members of the delegation laid wreaths at the monument to the heroes -volunteers from South Ossetia who fell in the battles for freedom and independence of Abkhazia in 1992-1993.
Together with representatives of the Fund to support the wounded, disabled during the fighting in South Ossetia, led by Madina Plieva, laid wreaths and flowers at the Memorial in the Glory Park in Sukhum, as well as to the Memorial of the first President of the Republic of Abkhazia Vladislav Ardzinba in the village of Lower Eshera.
During the visit, President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba met with the South Ossetian delegation.
"I'm glad to see you in Abkhazia," he said. - Thank you for accepting our invitation, and together we will celebrate Victory Day. And of course, the best wishes to our South Ossetian people. "
During the meeting, Khajimba informed the guests about his intention to visit the fraternal Republic of South Ossetia after the September holidays.
In turn, Peter Gassiev congratulated the Abkhazian president on a landmark day and wished the Abkhaz people peace and prosperity.
"September 30, 1993 is an example of heroism and fortitude, the unity of the Abkhaz people, who in the bloody war, at the cost of the lives of many sons and daughters, freed their native land from the enemy," Gassiev said. - Today Abkhazia is following the path of state building. I am confident that the traditionally warm Abkhazian and South Ossetian relations will be developing and strengthening in the name of prosperity for both republics. "
Also took place the meeting of the South Ossetian delegation with the Speaker of the Parliament - the People's Assembly of Abkhazia Valery Kvarchia.
"At last you have come!" - the Speaker of the Abkhazian Parliament Valery Kvarchia addressed his South Ossetian colleague Peter Gassiev.
"It's impossible to leave Gagra without Abkhazian hospitality," Gassiev replied, as if apologizing for almost two hours coming late to the scheduled meeting with the Abkhazian parliamentarians.
According to the Speaker of the People's Assembly, Abkhazians and Ossetians are connected by centuries of history, as well as by the similar political processes, taken place in the 90s of the last century.
"Both the Abkhazian and Ossetian people, as a result of a bloody war, having given the lives of their best sons and daughters, achieved independence. The cause of the present and future generations is to preserve and multiply the achieved results, "Valery Kvarchia said. "Thank you for coming to take part in the holiday important for us."
Peter Gassiev has noted that inter-parliamentary ties between the two republics have been developing for a long time.
"With great pleasure I greet you and convey sincere congratulations of the President of South Ossetia to the entire Abkhazian people. This is not a ceremonial visit, "Gassiev stressed. - The negative events of the recent history have tied our nations even closer. We had common enemies and common friends. Our mutual relations will be developing, becoming closer and warmer. "
At the end of the meeting, the parties exchanged souvenirs.
The South Ossetian delegation also took part in all the festive events dedicated to the Victory Day of the Abkhaz people in the Patriotic War.
The delegation of South Ossetia has also included the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-parliamentary Relations of the Parliament of the RSO Igor Kochiev and the first Deputy Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters Atsamaz Bestaev.

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