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Russian and Abkhaz Chambers of Commerce enter a cooperation treaty2009-07-17 13:34
Russian and Abkhaz Chambers of Commerce have signed a treaty on reinforcement and extension of commercial and economic cooperation between two countries, ITAR-TASS reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"This treaty gives the green light to Russian and Abkhaz business", - Senior Vice President of Russian Chamber of Commerce Boris Pastukhov said emphasizing that the document "lays a solid and long-term foundation for support and development of small and medium business".
"We agreed to take all possible measures for further development of mutually beneficial cooperation attracting a large number of participants both on federal and regional levels", - Pastukhov stated remarking that "the Russian and Abkhaz Chambers of Commerce will foster near-border trade, growth of economic cooperation between companies, organization of exhibitions and trade fairs".
Head of Abkhaz Chamber of Commerce Gennady Gagulia said that the "treaty promotes the status of newly created Abkhaz Chamber of Commerce". The republic "is going to unite the efforts of business community - in trade first of all - by growing exports of citrus products to Russia". Abkhazia will also "take part in preparations for the Sochi Olympics 2014". "We will ship sand and break-stone for Olympic facilities under construction", - he emphasized. Besides Abkhazia can be a "transport corridor" for cargo shipments to Olympic facilities, Gagulia remarked.