McLaren report’s allegations to be taken to legal courts — former Sports Minister MutkoSport December 09, 21:41
Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks to continue — EC energy chiefBusiness & Economy December 09, 21:11
Russian diplomat says concept of Syria’s moderate opposition has failedRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 20:58
Hollywood star Schwarzenegger to appear in Russian adventure filmSociety & Culture December 09, 20:53
Restoration of Palmyra possible after ending of hostilities in Syria — ministerSociety & Culture December 09, 20:35
Gazprom ready to supply gas to Ukraine — Russia’s energy ministerBusiness & Economy December 09, 20:08
WADA chief alarmed over statements in McLaren reportSport December 09, 19:04
Russian sports minister: McLaren’s words on "institutional conspiracy" erroneousSport December 09, 18:59
Russian PM says sanctions 'not worth loss they cause for business'Business & Economy December 09, 18:24
SUKHUM, August 25 (Itar-Tass) — The years, which passed after the recognition of independence by Russia, “were very intensive in the foreign and internal policy”, Abkhazian President Alexander Ankvab said on Saturday.
Abkhazia marks the republic’s Independence Day on August 26.
“The recognition of the independence was followed by signing the interstate treaty, which became the base for legal relationship with Russia, and several important agreements, which opened new ways for close cooperation in different fields. Among them I can name the programme for economic and social assistance to Abkhazia. This work continues,” the Abkhazian president said.
In his words, other countries, not too big, recognised the independence of Abkhazia. Cooperation develops with these countries. “Possibilities have been given to develop the country’s potential. We gain momentum,” Ankvab said.
Commenting on further prospects for the development of Russian-Abkhazian relations, the president said they “are the best ones”. “I reiterated that we maintained cooperation with Russia in all directions. The nature, the level and the quality of interaction allow us to be convinced in the success. Strategic partnership envisions hard work. The main thing is to do this work and express readiness for the dialogue. This is the essence of our cooperation,” the Abkhazian president stressed.
On the state border with Georgia, Ankvab said, “This is the long and expensive process, which is held by the Russian FSB Border Guard Service in the Republic of Abkhazia.” “The work for organising the state border is done with the use of electronic monitoring. There are difficult areas. Finally, the most effective system is being created jointly with Russia in order to ensure security on the border. Technical events will be completed in the short run,” Ankvab pointed out.