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Congratulations on Abkhazia’s Independence Day

September 30, 2013

Vladimir Putin congratulated President of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab on the twentieth anniversary of the republic’s independence.

In a message of congratulations, Mr Putin said that this holiday is a symbol of the Abkhaz people’s courage, love of freedom and desire to build their own sovereign state.

The President noted Abkhazia’s progress in social and economic development, strengthening its democratic institutions and expanding international ties, and said he is happy with the high level of relations between Russia and Abkhazia.

September 30, 2013