On October 31, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with the guests and participants of the festive events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia.
The President thanked the guests for the visit and commented on the importance of preserving and developing contacts between the academics.
The Head of State remarked that the Abkhazian society is open to new undertakings and that, despite the problems that the Republic is facing today, the development of science is one of the priority directions.
Raul Khadzhimba stressed that the employees of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia played an important role in the formation of the state. Today they continue working for the benefit of the Republic, creating the conditions for its development.
The President remarked that a decision was made to create a Department of Economics and Law at the Academy of Sciences. Its proposals will be considered by the People’s Assembly – Parliament of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The participants of festive events thanked the President for the welcome.
Head of the Ch. Akhriev Ingush Scientific and Research Institute of Humanitarian Sciences, Doctor of Philology, Professor Nina Barakhoeva commented on the high organisation of the event and thanked the President for the warm welcome and hospitality.
“We are happy to see your attitude to science and your understanding that science is fundamental for the state. It is very important to us”, - she said.
The academics expressed hope that in the future, the relations between the scientific centres of the republics will continue to grow stronger and develop.
President of the International Association for Scientific Assistance to the Development of the Abazin-Abkhazian ethnos “Alashara”, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, and Honorary Member of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia Mussa Ekzekov thanked the academics of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia for their work and the guests – for their cooperation. He stressed that it is thanks to science that it is possible to bring the state to a new level and achieve results.
President of the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia, folklorist and Caucasian scholar, prominent specialist in the field of Caucasian folklore studies, scholar of the Nart saga, Doctor of Philology, professor at the Abkhazian State University Zurab Djapua thanked the guests for participating in the festive events. He said that during these events, cooperation agreements were signed between the Academy of Sciences of Abkhazia and the scientific institutes of the republics of the Russian Federation.
Adviser to the President of the Republic of Abkhazia on science and culture Vladimir Zantaria remarked that in the course of discussions, an exchange of opinions and ideas on different issues took place. He said that joint research has been planned.
“We are glad to welcome the representatives of the academic elite of the Russian Federation”, - he said.
The Head of State thanked the academics for the meeting and presented them with souvenirs.
“It is important to preserve and develop these relations”, - added the President.