Dear Bako Saakovich,
On behalf of the people of the Republic of Abkhazia and myself personally, I sincerely congratulate you on the 26th anniversary of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic!
The heroic fight of the people of Artsakh gave them an opportunity to determine their own fate, to bring to life the ideals of freedom, to build a constitutional state and strengthen the defence capabilities of the state.
I am certain that the recent visit to Stepanakert by the delegation of the Republic of Abkhazia and the signing of the Memorandum of understanding are an example of a high level of interaction between our states.
I would like to express confidence that relations between the two brotherly republics will be gradually developing in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation and will contribute to the prosperity of Artsakh and Abkhazia.