DPR delegation partakes in discussion of cooperation development between Donetsk People’s Republic and Republic of South Ossetia

On September 19, a delegation of the Donetsk People’s Republic, headed by DPR Head Denis Pushilin, took part in an expanded meeting with officials of the Republic of South Ossetia. This was reported by the press service of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

The DPR delegation also involved Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, deputies Valery Skorokhodov and Sergey Prokopenko, and other officials. The South Ossetian party was represented by President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov, Chairman of the Parliament Alan Tadtayev, Chairman of the Government Erik Pukhayev, First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Republic of South Ossetia Alan Dzhussoyev.

Anatoly Bibilov noted that at the level of the top officials of the Republics, governments and legislative bodies, a great deal of work had been done aimed at extension of cooperation in all spheres of life of the states.

“We have already signed a Memorandum of Intent. I think that today’s steps, which have already been taken, and which are to be taken, will be aimed at closer rapprochement of our Republics, closer interaction between the executive authorities and legislative bodies.

I believe that we have already taken a very serious step in the field of healthcare so that our specialists improve their professional level. We also had a very serious financial –banking – interaction.

I am sure that the arrival of such a serious delegation and the negotiations that are ahead will contribute to further extension of our cooperation in all spheres of life of the Republics.

I’d like to emphasize the significance of today’s holiday – Day of State Flag of the Republic of South Ossetia. The flag with which the volunteers of South Ossetia participated [in Donbass – ed.] in the repulse of aggression, which is to date comes from Ukraine. I think that our guys, who were with the flag on the borders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, worthily carried it,” Anatoly Bibilov noted.

In turn, Denis Pushilin emphasized that the participation of volunteers from South Ossetia in protecting the Republics of Donbass from the Ukrainian aggression pulled the inhabitants of the two countries together and laid the foundation for comprehensive interstate cooperation.

“With our visit, we emphasize the closeness of the peoples of Donbass and South Ossetia. In all areas there are, we will only develop, we will expand cooperation, which should be mutually beneficial, as has always been the case. I want to emphasize that we act in the interests of our citizens, taking into account the friendly relations that we have developed since 2014.

As for the further steps, we are all interested in developing our relations,” Denis Pushilin underlined.

At the end of the meeting, during a conversation with reporters, Anatoly Bibilov noted that the possibilities of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Republic of South Ossetia had been discussed at the event, as well as real steps that would be taken to interact, exchange experience in applying tax legislation, and support small and medium-size businesses had been outlined.

Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka shared his impressions of the meeting with the press service of the People’s Council.

“Our states are tightly connected through friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation. To date, a number of agreements have been signed in various fields of activity, in particular, between the parliaments of our countries. Nevertheless, strengthening cooperation with the fraternal Republic of South Ossetia has always been and remains a priority for us. Interacting in the legislative sphere, we are really gaining invaluable experience, and I’m sure that together we can make an even greater contribution to the development of the Republics,” the Speaker of the DPR Parliament said.

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