Republic of South Ossetia is located оn the southern slopes of the Main Caucasus Range in the area of 3900 square meters. Тhe capital is the city of Tskhinval.
One-tenth of the surface occupied by the Republic of the foothills.
The rest of the territory - the mountainous terrain height from 850 to 3938 meters above sea level.
The highest point - Mount Halatsa (3938 m).

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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia



November 20 saw a working meeting of the South Ossetian delegation at the GID, headed by Murat Dzhioev, the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia on post-conflict settlement, and the Co-Chairs of the Discussions representing the EU, the OSCE and the UN.

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In framework of the working visit to Moscow Dmitrii Medoev attended new premises of the South Ossetian Embassy, which had been provided by the Russian party in accordance with the agreements, reached by Anatolii Bibilov and Vladimir Putin in November 2017 during the official visit of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation.

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Opening ceremony of the Second Global Forum of Young Diplomats “Together to the Future”, organized by the Board of Young Diplomats under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, chaired by Konstantin Kolpakov, was held in Sochi on November 12.


Zarina Kochieva, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Aleksandra Tskhovrebova, Attaché of the Ministry, are representing the South Ossetian Foreign Ministry.

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A meeting of Dmitrii Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, and Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as bilateral South Ossetian-Russian consultations took place in the Reception House of the Russian Foreign Ministry at Spiridonovka Street on November 12.

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On May 17 Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, participated in a solemn assembly, organized in the conference hall of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Abkhazia on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia.


Raul Khadzhimba, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia, Alexey Pavlovsky, the Director of Fourth CIS Department of the MFA of the Russian Federation, and Vitaly Ignatiev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, also participated in the event.

The meeting was opened by Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, who welcomed the guests and told about the main directions of the foreign policy of the Republic.

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev congratulated the Abkhazian colleagues with the professional day and presented the Ministry with a painting named “The Lake of Ertso” by a famous Ossetian artist Georgii Gabaraev.

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Pertaining to the appointment of the Head of the Official Representation of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in the Republic of South Ossetia
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Under the Decree of Vadim Krasnoselskii, the President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, dated November 8, 2018 and issued in accordance with the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership signed between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic on September 20, 2016 in order to promote further interaction between the two states Alan Pliev was appointed as Head of the Official Representation of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in the Republic of South Ossetia.

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A working visit of the South Ossetian Foreign Minister Dmitrii Medoev to Moscow will take place on November 11-13.


Negotiations between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov as well as bilateral South Ossetia-Russia political consultations are expected to be held during the visit.

Exchange of opinion on key agenda points of the bilateral relations is expected. Alongside with this the parties will discuss terms of strengthening the international positions of South Ossetia and interaction at the GID.

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Ratification of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of South Ossetia was discussed at a regular session of the South Ossetian Parliament on November 2. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia Dmitrii Medoev participated in the session as an official representative of the President of the Republic of South Ossetia.

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Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, hosted a meeting with Marat Kulakhmetov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Ossetia.


The parties exchanged opinion on running issues of the bilateral cooperation, discussed terms of further deepening of multi-faceted cooperation between foreign policy agencies of the states and observed the situation in the region.

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International Days of Self-determined Nations (Giornate Internazionali dell’Autodeterminzione dei Popoli), which were organized in Verona and in which participated Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, finished on October 28.


An address by members of the Presidium of the Congress in support of the Republic of South Ossetia followed the speech of the Minister.