Issues of socio-economic cooperation of Abkhazia and Russia discussed at Ministry of economy

22.01.2020 18:55
Issues of socio-economic cooperation of Abkhazia and Russia discussed at Ministry of economy
The parties discussed issues related to provision of financial assistance to Abkhazia by the Russian Federation with a view to its socio-economic development in 2020.

 Sukhum. January 22. Apsnypress. A working meeting on the issues of socio-economic cooperation between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Russian Federation was held at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Abkhazia. 
 At the beginning of the meeting, head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for North Caucasus Affairs Igor Koshin noted that there are four current issues that need to be discussed and decisions made.
 “Last December, we jointly held an Intergovernmental Commission and approved the Investment Program for the near future. And now our main task is to launch the current year so that everyone starts working in a calm planned mode, ” - said Koshin.
 The parties discussed issues related to provision of financial assistance to the Republic of Abkhazia for the purpose of its socio-economic development in 2020, with implementation of Investment Program for Promotion of Socio-Economic Development of Abkhazia for 2020-2022. With supply of electricity in order to ensure energy security in the Republic Abkhazia, as well as issues related to fulfillment of conditions for provision of additional financial assistance to the Republic of Abkhazia as part of implementation of the Action Plan. To improve the situation in the Bank of Abkhazia and ensure targeted use of provided financial aid.
 Following the meeting, head of the Abkhaz delegation, acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Abkhazia, Adgur Ardzinba, noted that one of the key objects for our country in the framework of Investment Program for Promotion of Social and Economic Development of the Republic of Abkhazia for 2020-2022 is the Children's Republican Hospital.
 “We talked about the terms of reference, which should be agreed with Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Our Ministry of Health and Social Services is already working on this. The territory of the Republican Hospital was chosen as the place of construction, ” - he said.
 According to Adgur Ardzinba, another equally important issue discussed at the workshop was the supply of electricity from Russia to Abkhazia.
 “Now we have a critical situation with the water level in the Jvar reservoir. We are discussing with our Russian colleagues the possibility of providing an overflow for this period. Since we are having political processes within the country, the Government has also changed in the Russian Federation, there have been slight delays on these issues. I repeat, the situation is critical, so now we resolve all these issues as quickly as possible, ” - emphasized Adgur Ardzinba.
 Also during the workshop, the parties discussed technical issues related to provision of financial assistance for the payment of wages to employees of law enforcement agencies.

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