President of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya had a meeting with the mufti of Abkhazia, Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Abkhazia Timur Dzyba. First deputy mufti Alkhas Nanba and representative of the Office of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Aykhan Tsykhychba also participated in the meeting.
The representatives of the Muslim clergy congratulated Aslan Bzhaniya on his election as Head of State. “The citizens of Abkhazia have shown you great trust. It is difficult and responsible work. You became head of the republic at a difficult political and socio-economic time. We ask Allah to strengthen you in this work”, - said the head mufti of Abkhazia.
While greeting the guests, Aslan Bzhaniya commented on the importance of interfaith harmony. He expressed an opinion on the necessity of consolidating religious organizations to strengthen and develop the Abkhazian state.
“For many centuries, different faiths lived in harmony together in Abkhazia. Ours is a secular state in which the Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion”, - said the President.
The Head of State and the representatives of the Muslim clergy have discussed a number of questions related to the work of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Abkhazia.