On March 1, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with an academic, professor, former head of the Research Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy Boris Lapin.
Raul Khadzhimba thanked Boris Lapin for the visit and remarked that in Abkhazia, people appreciate everything that he did for the development of science in the state.
The President stated that these days, the Institute has many problems, yet the government does everything possible to improve the work conditions.
“In spite of all the difficulties, we work hard to make the Institute work and develop”, - said the Head of State.
Raul Khadzhimba emphasised that all the work that took place in the Institute was significant not only for Abkhazia, but also for international science.
Boris Lapin thanked the President of the republic for the welcome and presented him with his book.
The academic added that the Sukhum Institute is one of the oldest institutions of such scale. In the Soviet period, it was visited by academics from all over the world.
Boris Lapin thanked the President and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia for supporting the Institute.
“I see that the progress is slow. However, I am very thankful to the President, the Government and the Head of the Institute for their efforts to develop the Institute”, - said the academic.
Boris Lapin added that he hopes that his colleagues from abroad will also support such an important scientific institution.
The academic also spoke about the personnel issue, which arises because there are not enough highly qualified specialists. However, according to the academic, the Abkhazian State University trains excellent specialists, which is a great help to the development and strengthening of the Research Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy.
The President of the Republic of Abkhazia thanked the academic for the support and expressed hope that Boris Lapin will continue visiting Abkhazia for a long time and will stay in touch with our academics.
Raul Khadzhimba presented the academic with a watch engraved with his name.