In framework of the preparations to the official visit of Anatlii Bibilov, the President of the Republic of South Ossetia, to the Syrian Arab Republic, a meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Walid Muallem, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic, was organized on July 22.
Wide range of issues, related to the development of the bilateral relations, promising areas of cooperation and the situation on the ground were discussed by the parties.
Walid Muallem welcomed Dmitrii Medoev in the hospitable land of Syria and emphasized that Syria is a sovereign democratic state with established traditions and ancient culture and guests are always welcomed there.
Minister Muallem expressed gratitude to the Russian Federation for the support that had been extended to the Syrian nation in its struggle against international terrorism. In his speech the Minster marked that the recognition of the South Ossetian independence was a well-thought-out action of the Syrian authorities, and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic, being extending its international ties, is ready to build relations with the Republic of South Ossetia basing on the principles of mutual respect and equity.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev expressed gratitude to the authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic for the important and responsible decision to recognize the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia. Alongside with this the Minister wished speedy establishment of peace and stability to the people of Syria, having emphasized that South Ossetia strongly supports the Syrian nation in its struggle against international terrorism and wholeheartedly agrees with joint activities in that direction, conducted by the Russian Federation together with the legitimate officials of Syria.
Special attention was drawn to issues, related to the forthcoming official visit of the South Ossetian President Anatolii Bibilov to the Syrian Arab Republic.
Minister Medoev’s invitation to visit South Ossetia at a time of convenience was received by Walid Muallem with gratitude.
As a result of the meeting an Agreement on establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Syrian Arab Republic has been signed by the Ministers.
July 22, 2018, Tskhinval