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Leonid Pasechnik, Head of the Lugansk People's Republic, arrived in Tskhinval on an official visit on December 17, 2018.

The official delegation of the Lugansk People's Republic includes Denis Miroshnichenko, the Chairman of the People's Council of the Lugansk People's Republic, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Lugansk People's Republic, and Vladimir Chernev, Adviser to the Head of the Lugansk People's Republic.

To pay tribute to victims of the Georgian aggression Leonid Pasechnik laid a wreath at the Chapel at the Memorial cemetery of Tskhinval school №5.

A news conference of Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, during which he summed up the outgoing year and shared plans for 2019, was held in the press center of the State Committee on Information and Press on December 11.

During the press conference the Minister outlined the priority directions of foreign policy, having emphasized the policy of strengthening cooperation with the Russian Federation, and stressed the relevance of confrontation against the information policy of Georgia and its patrons.

Dmitriy Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia, hosted a meeting with Alan Elbakiev, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Republic of South Ossetia, on December 5, 2018.

During the meeting the parties summed up major developments in the South Ossetian-Abkhazian cooperation achieved in 2018, discussed the perspectives of further interaction between Foreign Ministries of the two states, including at the international arena, and exchanged opinion on range of issues of the bilateral agenda.

At the request of Ashot Astabatsyan, Head of the Representation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the Republic of South Ossetia, a meeting with Dmitrii Medoev, the South Ossetian Foreign Minister, was held on November 28, 2018.

During the meeting Mr. Astabatsyan reported on the humanitarian programs, implemented in South Ossetia in 2018, and told about the work of the Committee, planned for 2019. Head of the Representation expressed gratitude to the Ministry as the hosting party for the consistent constructive support to the Mission in territory of the Republic.

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.

Agenda of the forthcoming 46th round of the GID scheduled for December 11-12 has been discussed at the meeting.

The main attention has been drawn to issues of maintaining security and stability in territories, adjusted to the South Ossetian-Georgian border, and in the region in general.

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.