During a working visit to Abkhazia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D.N. Medoev visited the Abkhaz State University, where he met with rector A.A. Gvaramia.
Welcoming the guests, Aleko Gvaramia noted that the universities of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Artsakh once created the Association of Universities of Self-Determined States, which, after being recognized by Russia and a number of other countries, became known as the Association of Universities of Newest States.
Mr. Gvaramia also spoke about plans to convene a congress of the association's members in early March, which had to be postponed due to the events in Ukraine.
In his turn, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister thanked the Rector of the ASU for the meeting and warm welcome and emphasized that South Ossetia would further develop fraternal relations with Abkhazia in all areas, including education.
Also Dmitrii Medoev marked the usefulness of the Pride of Abkhazia Project, aimed at identifying and supporting talented youth, and supported the launch of a similar format in South Ossetia.
The parties noted the established strong ties between the universities of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and expressed mutual interest in developing joint programs and projects, exchanging experience and convening various joint forums.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Ossetia to Abkhazia O.I. Botsiev, Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Ossetia S.Y. Tadtaev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia I.V. Tuzhba, deans of ASU faculties also participated in the meeting.
Tskhinval, March 10, 2022