Parliament Speakers of Donetsk People’s Republic and Republic of South Ossetia sign inter-parliamentary cooperation agreement

On March 5, 2019, in Donetsk, within the framework of the working meeting of DPR People’s Council deputies with the official delegation of the Republic of South Ossetia, a cooperation agreement was signed between the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic – the Parliament of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia.

The document was signed by Chairman of the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic Vladimir Bidyovka and Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia Pyotr Gassiyev. The signing ceremony was attended by Deputy Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Olga Makeyeva, head of the Donetsk Republic faction Valery Skorokhodov, head of the Free Donbass faction Alexey Zhigulin, Assistant President of the RSO Alan Gabatov, Chairman of the Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Relations Committee of the RSO Parliament Igor Kochiyev, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Relations Committee of the RSO Parliament Alexander Pliyev, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Sergey Peresada.

In his opening remarks, Vladimir Bidyovka stressed that exchanging experience in the legislative sphere would allow both Republics to develop more effectively and have a positive impact on the citizens’ lives.

“There has always been a strong relationship and understanding between our states. On June 27, 2014, the Republic of South Ossetia recognized the independence of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and this was one of the first important events for us. To date, the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, the Memorandum of Intent between the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia on inter-parliamentary cooperation, and the Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations have been signed.

Strengthening ties with the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia has always been and remains a priority for the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic. It is an honour for us to have such a reliable ally and friend in the face of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia,” the DPR Parliament Speaker noted.

In turn, Pyotr Gassiyev informed that the cooperation between the DPR and the RSO would be held in various areas of activity.

“This agreement will not remain just an official document, but is to bring practical help to the people of the Donbass and South Ossetia.

There are huge opportunities for interaction, for example, in education and health committees. Our documents, diplomas are recognized by the Russian Federation. Therefore, the doors of our universities are open for applicants from the DPR and the LPR, so that they can get an education and diplomas that are recognized by the Russian Federation and throughout the world.

We have provided all opportunities for all this to develop,” the Speaker of the RSO Parliament said.

We shall note that after the signing of the Agreement, representatives of the DPR and RSO will visit a number of memorable places in Donetsk.

 

 

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