Vladimir Putin congratulates Anatoly Bibilov with the inauguration


RIA Novosti

Vladimir Putin once again congratulated Anatoly Bibilov on the occasion of the convincing victory in the election and the inauguration of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia.

The President noted a significant positive potential accumulated in the relations with South Ossetia. Russia is interested in development of these relations based on the principles of friendship, Alliance and integration. Moscow intends to continue to help partners in solving socio-economic issues and national security.

The first priority on the bilateral agenda Vladimir Putin called the systematic implementation of the provisions of the Treaty of 18 March 2015, in particular the signing of “sectoral” agreements.

“We attach great importance to the implementation of projects of the Investment program to promote socio-economic development of South Ossetia for 2015-2017, as well as provide necessary assistance in the formation of budget revenues of the Republic”, – said in a congratulatory telegram. An important role in this direction is to play the intergovernmental Commission on socio-economic cooperation. Putin counts on the support of its activities, as well as to ensure proper control over efficiency of expenditure of funds allocated from the Russian budget.

“Acquire a special urgency to joint efforts to increase international relations of South Ossetia”, – said the Russian leader. “We consider it appropriate to continue to closely coordinate the actions of the foreign ministries of our countries, including in the framework of the Geneva discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia”, – he stressed.

The Russian President confirmed the readiness to work constructively on bilateral and regional issues. He is confident that it will be possible to strengthen partnerships in all spheres for the benefit of the fraternal peoples of the two countries.