Medvedev recieves Ankvaba in Moscow
Today in the Russian capital, a meeting of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with President of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab is to be held. As reported by "Georgia-News" referring to RIA Novosti, at the meeting the two leaders will discuss the prospects of providing assistance to Abkhazia, and the proprietary rights of Russian citizens in the country. "It is assumed that the parties will discuss specific aspects of international cooperation and assistance to Abkhazia's security, economic and social recovery, coordination at the international scene, to identify ways of further developing of bilateral relations", RIA Novosti quoted a Kremlin source.
It was also planned to discuss "problems to restore the property rights of Russian citizens in Abkhazia". "Together, we are able to create and organize the work of the special commission to provide rule of law in these matters", the source added.
"The most important priority - providing reliable security for Abkhazia. In this context, during a visit we expect discussion issues of practical implementation of agreements on joint efforts to protect borders of Abkhazia and joint Russian military base in Abkhazia", explained further source.
During his visit to Moscow, Ankvab also plans to sign several bilateral documents. For example - an agreement between Abkhazia and Russia on cooperation in the protection and rational use of transboundary water bodies, told reporters the Kremlin representative.
Recall elections for a new head of Abkhaz state was held on 26 August this year. Vice-president Alexander Ankvab won them with 55 percent of the vote.
"Our candidate won about 55 percent of the vote. In absolute terms, according to our calculations based on data from the precinct and district election commissions, about 58 000 people voted for him. Shamba took second place. 23 000 people voted for him. Khajimba took 3rd place. He received votes of 22,000 citizens", said campaign manager Leonid Lakerbaya.
He noted that Ankvab won in all the regions of the country. "He won on all sites by a wide margin, so his victory is doubtless" - said Lakerbaya.
He also noted that according to the head of Abkhazian CEC Batal Tabagua, "CEC hasn't recieve any complaints". "None such document was recorded either physically or legally" - said Lakerbaya.