Abkhazia: Abkhazia, S. Ossetia Sign Bilateral Documents With Nicaragua
Below is an article published by ITAR/TASS News Agency:
Several important documents on bilateral cooperation with Nicaragua were signed on Tuesday over the visit of South Ossetia’s President Eduard Kokoity and Abhazia’s President Sergei Bagapsh.
Nicaragua became the first far-distanced foreign country for Abkhazia and South Ossetia to have official agreements on cooperation.
The documents will “coordinate joint effort in achieving mutual goals for the establishment of close cooperation in foreign policies and to strengthen peace,” Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega said in commentaries for the media.
Nicaragua, Abkhazia and South Ossetia agreed to have exchange programmes for scientists, experts in various fields and students. They undertook obligations to cooperate in fighting organised crime, terrorism and drug smuggling. The three countries signed an agreement on a visa-free regimen for the citizens of those countries coming on a visit up to 90 days long.
Abkhazia signed a friendship and cooperation agreement with Nicaragua, diplomatic sources in Managua said. The two countries inked agreements on economic cooperation, air transport, merchant shipping and a Memorandum on mutual understanding between central banks of the two republics.
South Ossetia signed with Nicaragua a joint declaration on further development of relations as well as agreements on friendship and economic cooperation.