On April 24, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba expressed condolences to the Armenian people on account of the tragic events at the start of the twentieth century.
The text of condolences states, in particular:
On this memorable day, the 24th of April, I would like to express words of condolences and grief to the entire Armenian nation.
Today we honour the memory of those who became victims of the horrible crimes at the start of the twentieth century. The world society should remember the acts that have been committed so as not to allow them to be repeated in their own history.
I would like to comment especially on the endurance of the Armenian people, who have been reborn, preserved their language, faith and traditions, and who support us in building a strong and independent Abkhazian state, and participate in the political, social and economic life of the state.
I wish all of us peace, well-being and prosperity”.