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Russian ambassador granted President Bagapsh letter of credence2008-12-16 16:40
Today Semen Grigoriev, Russian ambassador to Abkhazia, granted letters of credence to Sergey Bagapsh, the President of Abkhazia.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Bagapsh mentioned he was pleased to receive these papers.
He expressed hope for further consolidation of Abkhazian-Russian relations and mentioned that Russian regular assistance to all spheres of Abkhazia, is invaluable, ITAR-TASS informs.
The President reminded that Russian-Abkhazian relations are deep rooted and expressed gratitude to Russia for "bold and responsible decisions".
According to Bagapsh, "recently signed and ratified treaty on friendship and collaboration and mutual assistance is a legal basis for interaction in practically all spheres".
In conclusion of his speech the President mentioned that this year's events in the Caucasus will predefine political events not only in the region, but "in the world for many decades forth". After the five-day war for many it became clear that "Georgia is not the country political image makers tried to present it. It is an aggressor country constantly destabilizing situation in the South Caucasus", he underlined.
"The recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by the Russian Federation became a logical conclusion to extremely perilous actions of Georgia", the president concluded.