On September 6, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Damascus International Fair.
On behalf of the independent Republic of Abkhazia, I would like to greet all participants and guests of the famous Damascus International Fair.
This year, the Syrian Arab Republic has officially recognised our state and established diplomatic relations with us. This is why we are especially pleased and honoured to be here as friends of the Syrian people and as an allied state.
The Damascus International Fair of industry is the oldest and one of the biggest fairs in the Middle East region. The revival of this prestigious exhibition after an interruption caused by war is a proof of the fact that life in Syria is becoming more secure, the industry is recovering and people are beginning to return to their homes.
The presence of hundreds, if not thousands, delegations here from different countries of the world is a clear confirmation of what was said above.
For the second year in a row, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Abkhazia participates in the Damascus International Fair. This year, we will present an overview of the possibilities of the economy of Abkhazia, suggest ideas for investments and will, of course, establish ties and contacts with Syrian and other foreign partners.
I would like to use this opportunity to invite everyone to visit our exhibition stand.
I wish success to the Damascus International Fair! I wish peace and prosperity to the people of Syria!