The meeting of the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov with the President of South Ossetia Alan Gagloev took place on June 14, the ministry’s press service reported.
The minister congratulated the president of the republic on taking office and stressed that strong economic and cultural ties have been established between Russia and South Ossetia. The parties discussed priorities in joint work on further development of interaction.
“Cooperation between our countries is already underway in a variety of areas – from medicine and education to trade and security. The goals remain the same. Focusing on the Treaty of Alliance and Integration“, Reshetnikov said.
The report of the Ministry of Economic Development notes that over the past 13 years, funds have been sent to South Ossetia to solve socio-economic problems, and the salaries of public sector employees have been increased. Over the past 6 years, the incomes of teachers, doctors, civil servants in the country have doubled. Work has been done in terms of restoring social and engineering infrastructure facilities. Thanks to the investment program, 300 km of roads, 18 kindergartens and schools have been built since 2012. A modern medical cluster has been opened in Tskhinval, which includes a children’s hospital, an operating and surgical complex and a new maternity hospital. The South Ossetian State University has been restored. In addition, one of the landmark events of 2021 is the opening of a backup line to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the republic.
“Work on the socio-economic development of the republic continues. At the same time, the tasks become more difficult. Now that we have already achieved results in the social sphere, it is necessary to strengthen the economic agenda. It is important to create conditions for attracting investments so that businesses open up and the number of jobs grows.“, – noted Reshetnikov.
It is these goals that are laid down in the State Program for Social and Economic Development for 2022-2025 adopted by the Parliament of South Ossetia.
Reshetnikov noted that an interstate agreement on financial assistance in the implementation of this program would be signed between Russia and South Ossetia in the near future.
In turn, Alan Gagloev thanked the Russian colleagues for their cooperation and assured that the work begun would be continued.
As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached on a visit to South Ossetia in the delegation of the Ministry of Economic Development. It will be headed by Deputy Minister Dmitry Volvach.
“We are ready to help, to carry out explanatory work. For example, in terms of harmonization of customs legislation, this is not an easy process. Our customs services provide maximum simplification of customs procedures, movement of vehicles, goods. Ultimately, the business must feel the benefits of this“, – said Dmitry Volvach.