On October 7, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on his birthday.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
On behalf of the people and the leadership of the Republic of Abkhazia, I am honoured to sincerely congratulate you on your birthday.
Your name is connected to the revival of Russia as a great power, the full protection of the national interests of the Russian people, the growth of the economy, the development of the social sphere and many other outstanding achievements.
You are truly a great leader of historical significance.
During your time in office, you have won the love and respect of millions of people not only in Russia and the neighbouring states, including Abkhazia but also far beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union.
Our multinational people are sincerely grateful to you for supporting Abkhazia and for ensuring its security, socio-economic development and the solution of vitally important issues.
I am certain that the relations of alliance and strategic partnership between our states will continue to develop and grow stronger for the mutual benefit of the people of Russia and Abkhazia.
On this wonderful day, I wish you, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich, strong health, prosperity and new great achievements and victories for the glory of the people of Russia and the Russian state”.