On December 31, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the people of the Republic of Abkhazia on the New Year.
Only a few minutes separate us from the new year of 2020! We hope that it will bring us significant changes, achievements, the improvement of social conditions of our citizens and the strengthening of the security of our state! We have enough pre-conditions to achieve this!
The past year involved many difficulties. However, we have managed to preserve stability in the state and make considerable progress in the socio-economic sphere, such as the rebuilding of the infrastructure of cities and districts of the Republic. Abkhazian-Russian relations also develop in a constructive and dynamic manner. Many educational, healthcare and cultural facilities are covered by the investment program. The interaction between the agricultural specialists of Abkhazia and Russia grows stronger and more effective. The past year was marked by the achievement of important agreements to reestablish marine and air communication between the two friendly states and the signing of strategically important documents that aim to modernise our Armed Forces. New dynamic changes can be seen in tourism. The results of reforms in the banking sphere are evident.
In 2019, significant attention was given to the improvement of the material conditions of the specialists in the fields of culture, science, education, healthcare, sports and the disabled. We intend to continue searching for new opportunities to satisfy the social needs of all our citizens. In 2019, our athletes have inspired us by their numerous victories!
Despite the disagreements that exist in our society, we should all clearly understand that the fate of an independent Abkhazian state and the constitutional victories of our people are more important and valuable than personal interests and political ambitions. We should have a common goal of preserving the unity of our people who have defended their freedom and independence at the cost of great sacrifice.
Dear citizens! I sincerely congratulate you on the upcoming New Year! I wish you happiness, prosperity, new achievements and victories in the name of the prosperity of our Homeland!
Happy New Year!