Comment by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Akhsar Dzhioev to TASS IA on the new concept of Russian foreign policy

Ахсар Джиоев

“The concept of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, approved today by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been updated in the context of the current difficult situation and defines the priority directions, goals and objectives of Russia's international activities.

South Ossetia is satisfied with the reflection in the adopted strategic planning document of the Russian Federation of relations with the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia. Russia's assistance to the international and socio-economic development of our republic, strengthening security and integration processes is, undoubtedly, an important component arising from the existing bilateral legal framework”.

On March 31, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the approval of the Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation”.

The Concept, in particular, refers to comprehensive support for the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of South Ossetia, assistance in the implementation of the voluntary choice of the peoples of these states based on international law in favor of deepening integration with Russia.

Tskhinval, March 31, 2023