30 Dec 2019 13:22

Putin in congratulatory address to Khadjimba, Bibilov says is confident that cooperation between Russia, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia will increase

MOSCOW. Dec 30 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent New Year's greetings to Abkhaz President Raul Khadjimba and South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on its website on Monday.

"In his message to President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba, Vladimir Putin noted the dynamic development of Russian-Abkhazian relations based on the principles of alliance and strategic partnership, and expressed confidence that they would further build up mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields," the statement said.

In his congratulatory address to South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov, "Vladimir Putin noted that many projects have been implemented recently that have promoted South Ossetia's socioeconomic development and statehood, and expressed hope for continued joint work to build up bilateral cooperation on various tracks in 2020," it said.