Syrian Ambassador will participate in celebration of the 10th anniversary of recognition of South Ossetia by Russia

Thu, 23/08/2018 - 20:54

Recognition of the independence of South Ossetia by Damascus was a conscious step on the part of the leadership of Syria, said Riyad Haddad, the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Russia.

According to him, several agreements have been signed between Syria and South Ossetia, which will become the basis for the development of further relations.

"We have signed a number of cooperation agreements with South Ossetia and will make every effort to ensure that they are fulfilled and have become a strong foundation for future relations," the Syrian diplomat said.

According to the press service of the head of North Ossetia-Alania, Riyad Haddad together with his wife plans to visit South Ossetia to participate in celebrations on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the recognition of independence of the RSO by the Russian Federation. On the way to Tskhinval, the Syrian Ambassador held a meeting with Vyacheslav Bitarov.

The head of the RNO-A, welcoming the Syrian diplomat, thanked Syria for recognizing the independence of South Ossetia.

"On behalf of the entire people of Ossetia, I want to express my deep gratitude in connection with the decision of the Syrian authorities to recognize the independence and statehood of the South Ossetians. The presence of the own view of the world political processes, own vision, but not of an externally imposed point of view, has always distinguished the Syrian people and their leadership. This characterizes Syria as a strong and independent player in the region, "Bitarov said.

He has also reminded that a large diaspora of Ossetians from the end of the 19th century settled in Damascus, and the Republic maintained contact with them.

In addition, Bitarov has expressed hope for the speedy establishment of a peaceful life in Syria. "I am confident that Syria will again turn into a blooming region, as we remember it and know, and we will establish, strengthen and develop our cooperation," said the head of North Ossetia.

Riyad Haddad thanked Vyacheslav Bitarov for the reception, stressing that the decision of the leadership of Syria was a conscious step.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia Dmitry Medoev and the head of the Executive Office of the head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Rustem Kelekhsaev.

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