Friday, August 22, 2008

Eduard Kokoity: Recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia would help bring about peace in Caucasus

Эдуард Кокойты: Признание Южной Осетии и Абхазии будет способствовать миру на Кавказе

The President of South Ossetia believes that, in the near future, all the appeals from his country will find sufficient support and consideration from the President, Council of the Federation, and State Duma of Russia. The statement was made by South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity at a session of parliament where an appeal was made to Russia and to world leaders to "recognize the independence of the Republic of South Ossetia."

He noted that he didn't want to sound too optimistic, but that he believes that "our appeals will be supported by the leaders of many countries in the future." "The recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia can only bring about peace in the Caucasus," he noted. The president thanked delegates of all parties, who, for the 18 years of the existence of the republic, had labored so that South Ossetia might one day be recognized by the international community as an independent state. "The current generation of our people, all defenders of the Fatherland, can be assured that their names have been written in gold in the history of Ossetia and that they will be remembered with pride by future generations," noted Eduard Kokoity.

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