President Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with a delegation from Jordan.
Raul Khadzhimba greeted the delegation from Jordan and remarked that the diaspora abroad and the citizens living in Abkhazia are a single nation.
“I am happy to see you in Abkhazia. You are in your homeland. We should be united, both our diaspora and those who live in Abkhazia”, - said the President.
Raul Khadzhimba emphasised that at the moment, Abkhazia is on the path of becoming a modern independent state.
“We are trying to recover the economy, the social sphere and also to improve the state institutions. The Abkhazian diaspora should be playing an important role in this”, - said the Head of State.
The President remarked that the Russian Federation is helping the Republic to develop. However, according to the President, Abkhazia should also make efforts to develop independently.
“We have relations of alliance with Russia. It was the first state to recognise the independence of Abkhazia. Russia helps us a lot, but we must also learn how to earn with our own efforts. We will not be able to build an independent state, if we continue to always rely on our friends”, - said Raul Khadzhimba.
At the meeting, questions related to the repatriation of Abkhazians living in Jordan to their historical Homeland were discussed.
The diaspora representatives thanked Raul Khadzhimba for the cordial welcome and presented the President with souvenirs.