SOCHI, May 15. /TASS/.Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed relations between Russia and Abkhazia with his counterpart Raul Khadzhimba in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday.
Putin noted that he saw Abkhazia’s president in Moscow not long ago and was glad to meet him in Sochi again.
When mentioning Khadzhimba’s visit on May 9 to Moscow’s Victory Parade commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the Russian president said: "Naturally, we did it together and the fight against Nazism was joint. I am not going to characterise our relations and their development now. We are provided with an opportunity to discuss how implementation of the interstate documents that we signed has begun."
Khadzhimba said words of gratitude to the Russian president for the invitation to the May 9 parade as that event has left a tremendous impression not only on the Abkhaz people but on the world community as well.
Some provisions have been implemented since Russia and Abkhazia signed the Treaty on Alliance and Strategic Partnership, he said.
"Today agreements on pensions and on higher salaries for certain groups of public-sector employees were approved," he said. "Nowadays, work on materials related to defence, border guard protection and law enforcement agencies of Abkhazia and Russia is being underway."
Abkhazia’s president is confident that bilateral relations are developing rather actively and dynamically.
"We are doing everything to make these relations stronger and closer," he said thanking Putin on behalf of the Abkhazians for persistent attention to and support for his country.