On August 26, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with Chairman of the State Duma Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov.
The President greeted Leonid Kalashnikov.
“It is important to us that you are here today. We know a lot about you, and we have seen the television programs in which you speak a lot about the way you see Abkhazia. We are proud to have such friends.
It should be noted that Russia did a lot for Abkhazia to become successful. In ten years, Abkhazia has received more than 40 billion rubles of financial aid that allow us to develop our economy and the budgetary sphere. The most important question at the moment is security. The fact that there is a Russian military base on the territory of Abkhazia allows us not to spend significant efforts to provide security in the Gal region as it was in the previous years.
Thank you for your attitude towards Abkhazia and for the fact that you speak openly about it”, - said the President.
Leonid Kalashnikov said that the Republic of Abkhazia is an example of how independence should be defended.
“I often said that one should learn from Abkhazia how to fight for the independence. I would like to congratulate you and to remark that in Russia, you have friends you can rely on. You can always count on my support”, - said Leonid Kalashnikov.