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MOSCOW, July 19 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s contribution to South Ossetia allows it to be optimistic about the future, South Ossetian Prime Minister Rostislav Khugayev said.
Speaking at a session of the inter-governmental commission on social and economic cooperation on Friday, Khugayev said, “Russia’s multifaceted contribution to South Ossetia allows the republic to be optimistic over the future.”
Addressing Russian Vice-Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, the South Ossetian government official said he is grateful to Russia “for invaluable assistance to South Ossetia in August 2008 during the Georgian aggression”.
Khugayev stressed that cooperation within the inter-governmental commission was built on the principles of transparency and consistency. “Today’s session of the commission will focus on the issues related to providing funding to the infrastructure of South Ossetia,” the vice-prime minister said.
For his part, Khloponin said, “There have been no questions where we’d have disagreements.”