On September 30, President of the Republic of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov congratulated President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba on Victory Day.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“Dear Raul Dzhumkovich,
On behalf of the leadership, the people of the Republic of South Ossetia and myself, I send to you and to the brotherly Abkhazian people the most sincere and warmest congratulations on the occasion of a great holiday – Victory Day.
September 30, 1993, became the embodiment of heroism, steadfastness and unity of the people of Abkhazia, who in a war full of bloodshed, at the cost of the lives of many of their glorious sons and daughters, freed their native land from the enemy, defended their right to a free and peaceful life, and to a decent and bright future for their children.
Today the independent Republic of Abkhazia is dignifiedly following the path of state-building, social and economic development and looks confidently into the future.
The brotherly nations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are bound by the centuries-old friendship and by common historical destinies. I am confident that the traditionally warm South Ossetian-Abkhazian relations will continue to grow stronger and develop in the name of prosperity of our republics.
On this festive day, I wish you, dear Raul Dzhumkovich, and to all the people of brotherly Apsny a peaceful sky above your heads, well-being and prosperity”.