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Information by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia on the process of repatriation of compatriots from Syria

SUKHUM -- According to the data of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia, within the framework of the assistance to the process o repatriation to their historical homeland of compatriots from the Syrian Arab Republic, 103 persons have already returned to the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia. Almost all the returnees are employed. Ten persons entered the preparatory department of the Abkhazian State University. Eight children became the students of the Sukhum boarding school and six children study in the Sukhum secondary schools. Four children are enrolled in the kindergartens.

The majority of the returnee families are mixed Abkhaz-Adyghe families. At the moment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia assists a group of compatriots from Syria in the acquisition of Russian transit visas, who submitted a request and want to move to their historical homeland. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall consult with the relevant international humanitarian organizations on the difficult situation faced by our people in Syria.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Committee for Repatriation intends to continue to contribute fully to the efforts aimed at the repatriation of our fellow citizens who may wish to return to their historical homeland, and to continue to inform the public of Abkhazia about the process.

Source: MFA Abkhazia

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