Former interior minister of Abkhazia, presidential candidate Leonid Dzapshba called security and strengthening of integration with Russia the basic directions of socio-economic development of the republic.
On Monday, the Abkhazian Central Election Commission officially registered three presidential candidates, including Dzapshba.
“Abkhazia needs to move towards deep integration with Russia and do it as soon as possible. After all, our airport should have been open long ago and the Psou border should have been simplified as much as possible. It is also necessary to clean up the stations, the railway and so on. For this we need absolute security and I know how to ensure it in Abkhazia as soon as possible” – said Dzapshba.
According to him, in recent years through the fault of the Republic of the Russian Federation has reduced financial support, and Abkhazia should discuss with Russian colleagues the situation to improve things. Zapshba also added that Russia is a strategic partner of Abkhazia and many social issues are being resolved in the republic thanks to the assistance that is provided today.