TSKHINVAL, September 20 (Itar-Tass) — Russia and South Ossetia signed on Tuesday five agreements on cooperation between ministries and agencies of the two states.
The agreements were signed at the first Russian-South Ossetian business forum that opened in Tskhinval on Tuesday. In particular, agreements were signed between the chambers of trade and industry and ministries for regional development of the two countries. Besides, the sides signed agreements on cooperation in the sphere of agriculture, informational support and tourism.
“I am glad to participate today together with you in the opening of that forum in which representatives of business circles take part, the forum which is to give additional impetuses to the development of economic cooperation between Russia and South Ossetia,” the head of the Russian president’s administration, Sergei Naryshkin, said. He noted that the Russian leadership pays priority attention to this direction in cooperation between the two states.
After the signing, Naryshkin presented state awards for major contribution to the development of Russian-South Ossetian relations to South Ossetian Minister for Civil Defence and Emergency Situations Anatoly Bibilov, South Ossetian president’s state advisor Zhanna Zaseyeva, Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to South Ossetia Elbrus Kargiyev, the commander of the special purpose police unit at the South Ossetian Interior Ministry, Merab Pukhayev, and republic’s Prosecutor General Teimuraz Khugayev.