Anatoly Bibilov: "The front for rapprochement of the peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia is wide"

Mon, 10/07/2017 - 15:50

A meeting was held between the presidents of South Ossetia and Abkhazia Anatoly Bibilov and Raul Khajimba,
According to the press Secretary of the South Ossetian leader Dina Gassieva, the President of Abkhazia greeted Anatoly Bibilov and congratulated him on his election to the post of President of South Ossetia.
"Dear Mr. President, I am glad to see you in Abkhazia and once again I sincerely congratulate you on the election of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia. You are well known in Abkhazia as a friend and supporter of further development of relationships. Today, we have already done a lot, all our actions should contribute to further development of these relations, which will create even more opportunities for our peoples, " he said.
Raul Khadzhimba has noted that the peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are linked by many moments that "were not formed today, but still yesterday."
"Our relationships were traditionally formed by our ancestors. As for the current relations between Abkhazia and South Ossetia, they testify that the intensity in these relations is also not very good. Eight bilateral documents have been signed, but there is still a field of activity. Today we will be talking about economic relations, cultural issues, humanitarian spheres, the links of our public representatives, who must actively interact in many areas," said the President of Abkhazia.
Anatoly Bibilov thanked his Abkhaz colleague for the warm welcome.
"Thank you very much. It is not for nothing that Abkhazia is called a country of the soul.
I absolutely agree with you, we are connected not only by friendship, which, of course, strengthened our relations, but also by the general struggle, when we had to confront those who did not want the Abkhaz to live on the territory of Abkhazia, and Ossetians to live on the territory of South Ossetia, - he said.
The President of South Ossetia has stressed that peoples of the two countries should now develop their relations.
"We are not simply obliged to increase the mutual relations, the front for the rapprochement and interaction of our peoples is enormous. The directions are completely different. This is the economy and social sphere; this is the sphere of health care, and culture. We will be working in all these areas. And I think that we will soon see the results of this work, "Anatoly Bibilov said.
He invited Raul Khajimba to come to South Ossetia on an official visit.
It should be noted that the President of South Ossetia is in Sukhum on his first official visit. Raul Khajimba met Anatoly Bibilov in front of the Presidential Administration building. In honor of the delegation, the military band played the national anthems of the two republics; the presidents introduced members of their delegations.

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