Leonid Tibilov received the delegation of the Russian Federation

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 14:23

Today in Tskhinval South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov has received the delegations of the Russian Federation Council, the State Duma of the Russian Federation, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria and the Stavropol region, arrived in the Republic on the festivities.
The meeting addressed the issues of cooperation with Russia as a whole, and with the North Caucasus republics, in particular.
'' I am proud of the relationship between our countries. South Ossetia has a historic opportunity to strengthen and develop its statehood. More than 70 agreements are signed with Russia, and we are working hard to implement them'' - said Tibilov.
According to him, South Ossetia has always been focused on Russia, and this course will continue.
'' Russia has a major strategic partner - South Ossetia- on its southern borders. And today’s holiday is common for us, because we've passed this way together. We are aiming at a positive, I think, in the near future we will complete the recovery process and will start implementing the development issues'' - said the head of state.
He has noted that the first steps in this direction have already been made - the garment factory and a plant of building materials started manufacturing in Tskhinval.
''In September- October, we plan to hold the Economic Forum in South Ossetia, which will discuss the development of our economy with entrepreneurs from other countries'' - said Tibilov.
The head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Speaker Ilya Umakhanov has assured the South Ossetian side, that Russia is ready for further enhance cooperation.
'' We are together and we can resolve any problems. Three meetings between the presidents of Russia and South Ossetia have taken place for less than a year. These relations correspond to the ones with major allies of Russia'' - said Umakhanov.
In turn, the head of North Ossetia, Taimuraz Mamsurov has said that the main goal of South Ossetia at this stage is the development of the economy.
"In this effort we are ready to help you. Peace is absolutely guaranteed in South Ossetia, which gives it great potential for the development'' - said Mamsurov.
Chairman of the North Ossetian Board of Veterans Soltan Kabolov presented to President Leonid Tibilov the diploma of the laureate of the Forum '' Public recognition for achievements in strengthening of the statehood of South Ossetia and the development of friendly relations with Russia.''
During the meeting there were also words of congratulations from representatives of Ingushetia and Chechnya.
Ambassador of Russia to South Ossetia Elbrus Kargiev said that a lot had been done in the Republic for five years.
"I would like to appeal to the Russian colleagues to make an objective assessment of the contribution of Russia to the rehabilitation of South Ossetia. I would like to ask to avoid the extreme sense assessments, which are sometimes heard, that in five years, nothing has been done, or done very little in South Ossetia ", - he said.
Regarding security issues, Kargiev has noted that the priceless achievement is that people feel themselves in safety, which is guaranteed by the presence of the 4th Russian military base and border guards.
Speaking about the achievements in socio-economic sphere, the Ambassador, first of all, mentioned the construction of the "unique" gas pipeline "Dzuarikau-Tskhinval" at an altitude of 4000 meters. "Now gas supply is more than enough in the Republic. Electricity supply is also regular. But we think of the construction of small hydro power plants in 2014, "- said Kargiev.
The ambassador has also noted that the public sector workers receive a stable salary, which this year has been raised by 40%.
"About 80% of the population has Russian citizenship, many receive Russian pensions. In addition, was virtually rehabilitated the entire system of education - schools and kindergartens,"- said the Ambassador.
More than 700 families have the opportunity to move into new homes, was also renovated the public housing.
"It was built a road to the remote Leningor district, restored the power line, which in the absence of gas supply is the only source of heat in winter, is renovated the hospital. The road to Znaur district is also built, "- listed Kargiev.
At the same time, one should talk about the lack of effective drawing of funds.
"I attribute this to a lack of experience in management, the organization of the state power in the early postwar years. For 20 years the Republic has been living in a state of uncertainty. Now it is being built up a mutual system of the mechanisms of the Russian and South Ossetian authorities, the control system within South Ossetia, which complies with the functioning standards of the state. We have set up 13 joint working groups that elaborated more than 70 legislative acts. We will help the Republic out of the crisis in the near future "- said Elbrus Kargiev.
In turn, Leonid Tibilov has noted that by the end of this year, much will be done.
During the meeting, the President also presented the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Ilya Umakhanov and the Chairman of the North Ossetian Parliament Alexei Machnev with the Order of Friendship.

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