Inar Gitsba, The Head of the Turkey and Middle East Department
On behalf of the President of the Republic of Abkhazia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pursuing intensive coordination of the process of repatriating compatriots from the Syrian Arab Republic to their historical homeland.
In order to strengthen the preparatory work and to support the organising of the flight of a plane chartered by the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia and capable of taking on board some 150 people, the leadership of the Foreign Ministry has decided to send to the point of take-off a special flight of Ministry staff.
On Friday, 19 April 19 2013, our compatriots in Damascus will be delivered on board buses to the point of take-off of the special flight. After the passengers have passed through customs and passport-control, those on board will fly over to the airport of Sochi, from where the returnees will be conveyed on buses to Sukhum.