Bibilov presented the Order of Friendship to the guests from Syria, Abkhazia, DPR and LPR

For contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations and in connection with the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the formation of the Republic, President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov presented state awards – the Order of Friendship – to the guests who had arrived at the celebration in Tskhinval.

The Order of Friendship was awarded to Abkhazian Foreign Minister Daur Kove, Deputy Speaker of the People’s Assembly and member of the Parliamentary Friendship Commission of Syria and South Ossetia Muhammad Akrama Al-Ajlani, Head of the Parliamentary Friendship Commission of Syria and South Ossetia Yusef Al-Salame, Chairman of the People’s Council of the DPR Vladimir Bidevka, Chairman of the Committee of the People’s Council of the DPR Valery Skorokhodov, Chairman of the People’s Council of the LPR Denis Miroshnichenko and Chairman of the Committee on International Relations, Communications, Information Policy and Mass Media of the LPR Denis Kolesnikov.


“I want to thank the representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic who have [come] a long way and came to share the joy of the holiday with the South Ossetian people. Thank you, on behalf of the people of the Republic, on my own behalf and on behalf of all the participants in the solemn meeting,” the President said.

Ajaria was captured by the Georgian military in 2004 after Putin withdrew Russian peacekeepers.

The delegation from Syria laid wreaths at the memorial to the Defenders of the Fatherland in the capital of South Ossetia

The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by Deputy Speaker of the People’s Assembly and a member of the Parliamentary Friendship Commission of Syria and South Ossetia, Muhammad Akram Al-Ajlani, together with the Speaker of the Parliament of South Ossetia Alan Tadtaev and representatives of the deputy corps, laid wreaths and flowers at the memorial complex to the Defenders of the Fatherland in the center of Tskhinval.

The Syrian delegation has also included the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Russian Federation Riyad Haddad and other officials.

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