SUKHUM -- The State Committee for Repatriation was formed on the basis of the Ministry of Demography and Repatriation at the end of April 2020.
Astamur Bagatelia has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Abkhazia for Repatriation.
The order on the appointment of the deputy head of the State Committee is posted on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
On 20 May, the President of Abkhazia, Aslan Bzhania, appointed Vadim Kharazia Chairman of the State Committee for Repatriation.
The Republic’s Ministry of Demography and Repatriation, headed by Beslan Dbar from 2017, was disbanded on 28 April, the department being transformed into the State Committee for Repatriation.
A part of the department’s functions has been transferred to the newly emerged Ministry of Social Security and Demographic Policy.