On March 21, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on his birthday.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“High professionalism, integrity, love of work and devotion to it, have earned you the reputation of one of the most influential statesmen of the Russian Federation. In today’s difficult conditions of international political instability, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has to solve difficult foreign policy tasks.
The leadership and people of Abkhazia would like to express deep respect and gratitude for your personal contribution to the task of international recognition of the Republic of Abkhazia and the strengthening of Abkhazian-Russian relations.
On this day, allow me to wish you, dear Sergey Viktorovich, strong health, Caucasian longevity, prosperity and new successes in your important and responsible work for the benefit of the Fatherland”.