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Russia, South Ossetia to sign state border treaty on Feb 18 — Russian ForMin

MOSCOW, January 30. /TASS/. Russia and South Ossetia will sign a treaty setting out the position of their joint border during a visit by the South Caucasus republic’s foreign minister to Moscow on February 18, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

"In accordance with the reached agreement, South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitry Sanakoev will visit Moscow on February 18 at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov," the ministry said.

The two ministers "will discuss prospects of further strengthening friendly relations between the two countries and exchange views on the current situation in South Caucasus and ways to consolidate peace and stability in the region," it said, adding that the ministers also planned to consider measures to boost foreign policy cooperation, particularly as part of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in South Caucasus.

"There are plans to sign a bilateral treaty on state border agreed earlier," the ministry said.