24 Aug 2018 15:02

Putin stresses importance of security cooperation with Abkhazia

MOSCOW. Aug 24 (Interfax) - Russia attaches great importance to safeguarding Abkhazia's security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"We attach great importance to our cooperation in providing security for Abkhazia. This means cooperation between our armed forces, this means cooperation between our border authorities," Putin said at a meeting with Abkhaz President Raul Khajimba.

Over the past decade, bilateral ties have strengthened, and cooperation on the economy and the development of infrastructure continues, Putin said.