|Abkhazian president signs decree appointing Sergei Shamba PM|
|News - Politics|
|Saturday, 13 February 2010 10:09|
Bagapsh said Shamba was an experienced politician who was in the centre of the events in Abkhazia since the 1970s.
It is time now to come to the rails of economic development and stabilization of the entire country, the president said.
Shamba said he worked in several cabinets of the Republic of Abkhazia, but the last was most effective. He was Abkhazian foreign minister for 13 years.
The new prime minister noted he wanted the people who professionally performed their duties to remain in the team.
Ankvab, who took the office of vice-president on Friday, said: "There is much work ahead."
The president told the government meeting that there would be changes in the cabinet.
Under the law, a new cabinet must be formed within two weeks.