SUKHUMI, November 13 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov will visit Abkhazia on Friday to hand over humanitarian aid and sign an agreement on food supplies to the former Georgian republic, an Abkhaz presidential spokesman said.
Moscow will deliver office equipment, computers and electrical equipment, cables and car tires to Abkhazia. The Russian city will also give the republic a rescue vehicle, an ambulance and laboratory and medicinal equipment.
Luzhkov allocated 1.2 million rubles ($41,000) for the delivery of the cargo and customs clearance.
During his stay in Abkhazia, the Moscow mayor is also expected to visit a Russian border guard base.
Russia recognized Abkhazia and another former Georgian republic, South Ossetia, as independent after a five-day war over the latter with Georgia last August.
Last summer, the Moscow mayor suggested Georgia recognize the independence of both Abkhazia and South Ossetia, referring to what he described as the inevitable drive for sovereignty in Europe and globally.