February 18, 2015, Sukhum. The President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba met famous Abkhazian poet, laureate of the State prize n.a. D.I.Gulia, academian Mushni Lasuriya.
Greeting the guest, Raul Khadzhimba congratulated him with the decorating with the annual Russian national prize n.a. A.Delviga “For the loyalty to the Word and Motherland”.
The President discussed with Mushni Lasuriya topical issues of modern Abkhazian society, political and economic situation in the country, the development of relations with Russia. “Our nation is thankful for assistance that Russia gives us and we have to work hard in order to create our own effective economy”, said Raul Khadzhimba.
The President highly evaluated the activities of Mushni Lasuriya for the benefit of Abkhaz literature and his great contribution to strengthening and developing cultural relations with Russia.
Mushni Lasuriya thanked the President for the warm welcome. “As you know, I was awarded with this prize which is not only important to me personally, but to the whole Abkhazian literature. This award is the recognition of not only my creative work, but the contribution of Abkhaz writers to world literature”, he said.
Vladimir Zantariya – Adviser of the President – also participated in the meeting.