On November 20, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on his birthday.
The congratulation states, in particular:
“Please accept my most sincere congratulations on your birthday.
Your high personal and spiritual qualities contribute to the revival of the church life of the Russian state.
Your care and cordial attitude to our state have earned you great respect and love among the population and leadership of the Republic of Abkhazia. I am confident that in the future, relations between our brotherly churches will continue to develop and grow stronger”.