On April 17, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar Assad on the Independence Day of Syria.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“Please accept my sincere congratulations on the national holiday – the Independence Day.
We are confident that the Syrian people will overcome all difficulties, achieve peace and restore their beautiful country which was always an example of good neighbourliness and interfaith harmony in the Middle East.
The people of Abkhazia will always gratefully remember your decision to recognise the independence of the Republic of Abkhazia. I am certain that the agreements that we have reached will serve as a solid foundation for the gradual strengthening of the Abkhazian-Syrian strategic partnership for the benefit of the people of Abkhazia and Syria.
It is with great warmth that I remember our visit to Damascus. I would like to express hope that you will be able to find the time to visit our country in return”.
Raul Khadzhimba has also wished Bashar Assad strong health and prosperity, and to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic – prosperity and peace.