On July 23, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the people of Abkhazia on the Day of the State Flag.
I sincerely congratulate you on a wonderful holiday – the Day of the State Flag! This date has a special place in the modern political history of our independent state.
For many centuries, the worthy leaders of our people have passed from generation to generation the Abkhazian banners of different epochs which signified unity, love of freedom, heroism, and endurance of our people.
Despite the tense socio-political situation, on July 23, 1992, the Supreme Council of Abkhazia, headed by an outstanding national leader Vladislav Ardzinba has made a fateful decision to approve of the State Flag and the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The work of an outstanding artist, one of the leaders of the national movement of liberation Valeriy Gamgia has become a brilliant manifestation of a century-old dream of our people to achieve freedom and independence.
The brave defenders of Apsny fought to the death with the Georgian aggressors after swearing allegiance to the State Flag!
May the sacred flag, soaked in the blood of its brave sons and daughters, flutter over free Abkhazia! Peace and prosperity to our Homeland! I wish you a happy Day of the State Flag, dear compatriots!