Information of the press-service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of South Ossetia

On 21 February 2012, during the working visit to Moscow, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia D. Sanakoev met with the Secretary of State – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation G. Karasin. Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of RSO M. Dzhioev was also present at the meeting.

During the meeting were discussed topical issues of the bilateral relations between Russian Federation and Republic of South Ossetia, as well as questions related to Geneva Discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia.

During the meeting the Russian side underlined again that Russia is not going to change its position in respect of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and that the position is secured in the new concept of foreign policy approved by the RF President V. Putin on 12 February 2013. Article 51 of the concept says that ‘among the priorities of Russian Federation remains facilitation of Republic of Abkhazia and Republic of South Ossetia in becoming modern democratic states, strengthening their international positions, provision of hope for security and socio-economic rehabilitation’.


Tskhinval, 25 February 2013