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PITSUNDA, August 8. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the joint work of law enforcement agencies of Russia and Abkhazia will increase the level of safety of residing in the Republic of tourists.
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At the meeting with President of Abkhazia Raul khadjimba Putin reminded about the arrangements for the organization of the clearing house, the ministries of internal Affairs of Russia and Abkhazia. “Of course, this is a very important component. Mean that the citizens of Abkhazia, and Russian, and the guests, wherever they came, including from Russia, should understand and feel that they are under reliable protection”, – said the President of the Russian Federation .
“I very much hope, hope that this joint work will improve the security of staying here tourists,” – said Putin.
The Russian President also mentioned the joint work in the field of maintenance of defensibility of the Republic. “United group is developing into a very good, solid base, we have agreement and further steps,” he said.
In turn the President of Abkhazia drew attention to the systematic implementation of the provisions of the Treaty on Alliance and strategic partnership from 2014. In particular, he recalled that the Abkhaz side ratified the agreement on the Clearinghouse. “We believe that this body will be the most important tool in the fight against crime. For Abkhazia it is important that we stay in a comfortable hotel, but our guests would not be deprived of this opportunity,” – said the President of Abkhazia.
The safety of tourists
Security problems arise from time to time tourists in Abkhazia. One of the most notorious incidents was the assault on July 11 in the Gudauta district on a group of eight Russians to rest, causing one of the tourists was killed. 35 Russian citizens suffered in Abkhazia in the August 2 explosion at an ammunition depot in the village of Primorsky. Two Russians were killed.