On June 27, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the school graduates of Abkhazia of 2018.
The congratulation states, in particular:
You have successfully overcome a difficult examination period and received the long-awaited secondary education certificates. Now you enter a new and unexplored period of life. Of course, school years are an unforgettable period of your development, in which you receive knowledge, expand your horizons, and tirelessly look for your life path. If you have reached certain results and started to believe in your further creative possibilities, this is the result, first of all, of your efforts, dedication and purposefulness. At the same time, it is also an achievement of your wonderful, kind and responsive teachers who are in constant contact with your parents. They helped you to stand on your feet and reach new successes, victories and achievements! All this will be with you for the rest of your life.
However now, you have an even more responsible and honourable task: to choose a profession, continue your studies and gain experience. I think that you have been thinking about this for a long time. Many of you know quite a lot about your preferred sphere of further education and work that you would like to perform in the near future.
I am confident that all of your good intentions and thoughts will be successful! Your knowledge, skills and talent will be fully in demand in our state, where care and attention to every citizen should become the most important tasks.
I sincerely congratulate you on the school graduation, and sincerely wish you prosperity and happiness for further successes in all your beginnings. I wish happiness and prosperity to your teachers and parents, to everyone who today shares in your joy and wonderful mood!”