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Putin submits for ratification Russian-Abkhazian Agreement on Strategic Partnership

December 23, 2014, 16:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The document lays the foundation for interstate relations between Russia and Abkhazia and the basic rights and freedoms of man and citizen are its subject
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MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma for ratification the Russian-Abkhazian Agreement on Alliance and Strategic Partnership, the Kremlin official website reported on Tuesday.

The Russian-Abkhazian agreement that was signed in Sochi on November 24, 2014 is the base document that fixes the sides’ intention to establish on a phased basis closer cooperation in the social, economic and humanitarian areas, as well as in the defense and security spheres. It is called upon to create the basis for concluding separate agreements in the aforementioned spheres.

The document lays the foundation for interstate relations between Russia and Abkhazia and the basic rights and freedoms of man and citizen are its subject.

Meanwhile, the agreement contains rules that differ from that stipulated by Russian legislation. In particular, Article 13 specifies Russia’s additional measures to simplify the procedure for getting Russian citizenship by Abkhazian citizens.

“The agreement fully meets Russia’s interests, its ratification will establish solid economic, political and social relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia,” says the Kremlin website.

The Abkhazian parliament ratified the document on December 22.

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