Russia is the guarantor of security and development for us - Anatoly Bibilov

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 21:10

President Anatoly Bibilov met with Acting Foreign Minister Dmitry Medoev, reports the press service of the head of state.

During the meeting, Dmitry Medoev told the President about the results of his working trip to Moscow, where he had met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

According to Dmitry Medoev, a wide range of issues related to bilateral relations were discussed at the meeting.

“The results of joint activities for 2020 were summed up. Despite the difficult epidemiological situation in the world, six intergovernmental agreements were signed between our countries last year, interagency agreements and two documents were signed with the regions of Russia. These are very good indicators, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia drew attention to this. We signed the consultations plan between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation for 2021-2022. This is a document, according to which the work will be expanded in these years, including in the international arena,” said the Acting Foreign Minister.

He has also noted that relations between the foreign ministries of South Ossetia and Russia are productive.

“I also mean interstate relations. The plan of consultations also provides for the expansion of the legal base, that is, the legal base that exists between our states is quite solid, there are more than 100 intergovernmental agreements. The work in this direction will also continue,” Dmitry Medoev said.

With special gratitude he noted that the Russian side had provided the Embassy of the Republic of South Ossetia with a new building, where renovation work is already being completed and an official opening will be scheduled in the near future.

“I would like to note that it was thanks to your personal efforts during the meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin that all these issues were resolved. And this obliges us to work more actively and closely. The Russian Federation is our strategic partner, a country that is close to us spiritually and historically. And therefore, our relations will be developing in a positive direction and for a very long time, " he said.

Anatoly Bibilov praised the work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia in terms of developing its interaction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

“This is important and necessary. Russia for us is the guarantor of security and the guarantor of the development of the Republic of South Ossetia. One cannot fail to note the attitude of Russian colleagues to the internal processes in South Ossetia. Here some politicians talk about the illegitimacy of the Government. However, our partners think differently. This is evidenced by the meetings of our Government members with their colleagues, in particular, your meeting with Sergei Viktorovich, as well as the scheduled meeting and signing of an agreement through the Ministry of Defense. I think some of our politicians need to start working for the good of our state, as the executive branch, represented by you and other heads of departments, is doing,” the President stressed.

He has also called for expanding cooperation, as well as the work on the issues of further recognition of the Republic.

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