An agreement on friendship and cooperation between Russia and Abkhazia has already been prepared and will be signed in Moscow in the near future, Abkhaz separatist leader Sergey Bagapsh has stated. “A major treaty on friendship, cooperation and the provision of help, consisting of 32 clauses, is practically ready. I believe the document will be signed in Moscow in the nearest future,” Bagapsh said. He has also stated that the agreement covers a number of issues and it will therefore be necessary to sign additional memoranda between ministries and departments.
Russia recognized independence of so-called South Ossetia and Abkhazia on August 26.