Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Guests from 11 countries arrived in Donetsk to participate in the Republic Day celebration

11 May 2017
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Official delegations from the Russian Federation, Lugansk People's Republic, Republic of South Ossetia, Republic of Abkhazia, as well as political and public figures from Germany, Greece, Italy, Serbia, France, Finland, and the Czech Republic came to congratulate the Republic and take part in the ceremonial events.

During the official visit, guests will meet the heads of the ministries and departments of the Republic, as well as take part in the festive ceremonies and meeting of the Donbass-Russia Integration Committee.

Today, on May 11, the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance was signed between the Republic of South Ossetia and Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as the Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and Donetsk People's Republic. The signing of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance by the Heads of the Republic is the beginning of a new stage in the development of relations between our states. The treaty consists of articles covering all areas of mutually beneficial cooperation: joint events, sharing experience in the scientific sphere, cultural and economic cooperation, joint work in lawmaking. Both documents signed today are closely linked and are the basis for establishing full-fledged interstate relations in all spheres, as well as an important stage in the DPR establishment and the acquisition of international personality.

"The signing of the Protocol on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations not only completes the process of mutual recognition and regulates the exchange of diplomatic missions at the embassy level in the near future, but will also allow us to cooperate more closely at the level of  foreign ministries to better protect rights of our citizens. Today's event is another proof that our Republics are firmly committed to democracy and compliance with international norms and standards" - noted Natalia Nikonorova after signing the documents.