This day in history: exactly a year ago, Syria recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 16:48

On May 29, 2018, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of South Ossetia agreed on mutual recognition and establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries at the embassy level.

The signed communiqué noted that the two countries were striving "towards the establishment and development of full-scale political, economic and cultural cooperation." It is emphasized that the actions of the countries will comply with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961 and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of April 23, 1963.

Last July, an agreement was signed in Damascus on the establishment of diplomatic relations between states. Following this, President of South Ossetia, Anatoly Bibilov, visited Syria and met with the leader of the SAR, Bashar Assad. It was signed an agreement on friendship and cooperation. It was noted that Damascus will promote the interests of South Ossetia in the Arab states, and Tskhinval will - the interests of Syria in the friendly countries of the South Ossetia.

In addition, South Ossetia and Syria signed an agreement between the chambers of commerce and industry.

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