On March 12, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with writer Djuma Akhuba on his 80th birthday.
The President commented on the significant contribution of the writer to the building of the Abkhazian state.
“I know very well that your work to protect the interests of Abkhazia in the Soviet period led to you being fired from your job, serious difficulties have been created for you. Without paying any attention to this, you continued to defend our state then and in the time of war”, - he said.
Raul Khadzhimba wished the writer strong health and many years of life, and said that his work brings great benefits to the state.
Djuma Akhuba thanked the President for finding the time for the meeting and also for his support of literature and Abkhazian language.
“Our generation had a difficult task of defending the freedom of Abkhazia. Everything our generation fought for came true, thanks to Vladislav Ardzinba. Keleshbey Chachba dreamed of building an independent state. His dream, for which many thousands of our warriors laid their lives, was brought into life by Vladislav Ardzinba. I would like to say sincerely that I support you because you follow in his steps. Defending Abkhazia is difficult at all times, not only in war. I wish you strength and health to overcome every difficulty”, - said Djuma Akhuba.
At the meeting, Raul Khadzhimba and Djuma Akhuba exchanged presents.