On November 12, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with President of the Republic of Nauru Baron Waqa.
Raul Khadzhimba: Dear Mr. President, we are happy to see you in Abkhazia. Relations between Abkhazia and Nauru have been developing since 2009, when diplomatic relations were established between our states, which allow us to develop links between our states in the spirit of friendship and business partnership. In this period, a number of working visits by the delegations of the Republic of Nauru took place, and today we have an opportunity to discuss those questions that will develop through our relations. The only thing that we feel sorry about is that your visit is so short. I think that on your next visit, you will have more time to see all our sights, our Republic, and to get acquainted with our people. Welcome.
Baron Waqa (as translated): Thank you very much. Allow me to thank you for your kind words and to say that Nauru remains committed to the cordial relations that have been established with the Republic of Abkhazia and to the friendly relations that exist today between our states. We take to heart all events that take place in Abkhazia and we recognise all serious challenges faced by the Republic. We are ready to support all your beginnings and hopes, which arise from the development of your thoughts and ideas. All challenges of the Republic are ours as well and of many republics of the Pacific region. We know that our cooperation in many spheres is of great importance. The difficulties that we face concern the entire region and the world as a whole.
We want to be by your side, to support you, and we want to make sure that we have all opportunities to support Abkhazia in different issues. I am certain that the fight with our challenges will lead to an improvement in our relations and to the emergence of additional possibilities for all of us to participate in global issues, such as for example, global climate change. This issue is very important to us. I suppose that for you, it is also a serious subject. I am certain that our common fight with these problems will lead to a better future.
We share your difficulties. Your problems are our problems. I would like to assure you as President of Nauru that we will keep our word.
I am sincerely sure that soon, we will see Abkhazia prosper. I want to see Abkhazia prosper, as our best friend in this part of the world.
Today, the people of Nauru know Abkhazia well. And they know that Abkhazia is a friend of Nauru. We want to assure you that you have a sincere friend. We will do everything possible to help you prosper.
I am certain that we will have an opportunity to learn from you and that our relations will be founded on friendship. We want to have partnership relations in all issues. And I would like for this friendship to last as long as possible, forever. Thank you.
Raul Khadzhimba: Everything that was done in previous years, such as the latest Treaty that was signed in September 2016, aim to develop our relations along the lines of which you have just spoken. These relations are important to us. We would like to express high appreciation for the support that you give us. Thank you.
At the end of the meeting, the Heads of State exchanged souvenirs.