On September 14, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev on his birthday.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“Please accept my congratulations on your birthday. In the Republic of Abkhazia, people feel great respect for you. One of the most important events in the modern history of our state, the recognition of the Republic of Abkhazia as a sovereign and independent state by the Russian Federation, is connected with you. The government and the people of Abkhazia appreciate the difficult decision to recognise our independence. It is precisely this decision that gave a new impetus to our bilateral relations.
I wish you, dear Dmitry Anatolyevich, prosperity, strong health and new successes in your responsible work”.