On September 10, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba held a meeting with the volunteers, who participated in the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia of 1992-1993, in the Republic of Adygea in Maykop.
A representative of the Union of Abkhazian Volunteers of Adygea Kaplan Kuizhev welcomed Raul Khadzhimba.
“Dear Raul Dzhumkovich, we are happy to welcome you on our soil. We are happy to see that you revived our kind relations. We hope to see further productive cooperation not only with us but with all republics of North Caucasus”, - said Kaplan Kuizhev.
The President remarked that it is important to strengthen the ties between Abkhazia and the republics of North Caucasus.
“It is very important to us, to the entire North Caucasus, the south of Russia and all those who have been with us in the difficult years, not to lose these ties, but to strengthen them. Everything good that was done should be passed on to the future generations. Yesterday, we have already discussed this with the leadership of Adygea. The Head of the Republic remarked that both the government and the social organisations should create conditions for the strengthening of Abkhazia, Adygea and Russia.
Abkhazia is a sovereign state, for whose freedom you fought. Many died on the battlefields. We cannot survive without each other, which is why our relations should develop”, - said the President.
During the meeting, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia and the representatives of the volunteer movement of Adygea exchanged opinions on the possibilities for the strengthening of relations between Abkhazia and Adygea, in particular in the fields of culture, sports, youth policy and informational cooperation.
On behalf of the volunteers, Kaplan Kuizhev thanked the President for the meeting.
“Thank you for the meeting. You are our comrade. I wish for all of us to promote the plans that we have outlined today”, - he said.
The President said that these activities will encourage greater interaction between Abkhazia and the republics of North Caucasus.
“The first steps will allow us to see that the direction of movement is right. This will encourage others to become involved in these activities”, - remarked the President.
From the 9th to the 10th of September, the President of the Republic of Abkhazia is on a visit to the Republic of Adygea at the invitation of the Acting President of the Republic Murat Kumpilov to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Head of the Republic of Adygea. The Head of State is accompanied by Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Daur Kove.
A press release by the Press Secretary of the President Naala Avidzba