It is necessary to inform the people of the procedure for acquiring the Russian citizenship: Bibilov - to the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Wed, 08/12/2021 - 20:37

President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov met with Foreign Minister of the Republic Dmitry Medoev. According to the press service of the Foreign Ministry, during the meeting, Dmitry Medoev told the head of state about the results of his working visit to Italy and Turkey, the press service of the President said on Wednesday.

As part of his visit to the Italian Republic, Dmitry Medoev met with the Italian parliamentary deputy from the Alternative party, Vice-President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Pino Cabras and the Italian parliamentary deputy from the Liga party, the member of the Foreign Affairs Committee Vito Comencini.

“The Ministry continues its work, expanding the field of activity. In the Italian Republic, on the invitation of the members of Parliament, the Foreign Affairs Committee, I visited Rome. There were substantial meetings that took place in the Parliament. We discussed the possibilities of bilateral cooperation between the Parliaments of our countries, public organizations and all kinds of areas of our interaction,” the Minister said.

The President, in particular, was interested in the question of how well the situation of South Ossetia is known in foreign countries.

Dmitry Medoev noted the great interest shown to the Republic of South Ossetia by deputies of the Italian Parliament.

“I firmly stated that the position of our leadership was to fully condemn wars, military options, terrorism, and we condemn this everywhere, both on our borders and the borders of other countries. Because it hurts the world at large. They were also interested in the format and framework of relations between our state and Georgia. We brought our international position, having reminded, that we participate in the Geneva discussions where we openly declare our position,” he said.

Dmitry Medoev noted the great resonance of the meeting with members of the National Association of Italian Anti-Fascist Partisans and the meetings in the parliament.

“At the end of our visit to Italy, the information appeared that the Georgian side protested that we were received in the Parliament of the Italian Republic. There were special notes, documents that condemn our international events. But we know that we are on the right path. And I want to assure that the developed line of expanding international contacts will continue in the future,” he said.

Continuing the topic, the head of state has stressed that the Georgian side will always prevent the world community from learning about the crimes committed by Georgia.

“Today the Republic of South Ossetia has the opportunity to express its position only on the platform of the Geneva discussions. We are not given the opportunity to speak, for example, in the OSCE or the UN, because the facts will be irrefutable. Definitely, the work must be continued and our international contacts expanded,” Anatoly Bibilov said.

Dmitry Medoev has also said that he held a number of meetings with the leadership and activists of the Ossetian community in Turkey. According to him, the meeting touched upon the issues of cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

During the meeting, the issue of simplified acquisition of the Russian Federation citizenship for South Ossetian citizens was also raised.

The President has noted that the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry has done a great job in this direction and its results should be brought to the attention of the people.

“It is necessary to inform the people of the procedure for acquiring Russian citizenship,” the President concluded.

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