President of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Bzhaniya congratulated the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on the Day of the Establishment of the Republic of Tatarstan. The congratulatory telegram states:
To the President of the Republic of Tatarstan
Minnikhanov R. N.
Dear Rustam Nurgaliyevich!On behalf of the people of Abkhazia and myself, I congratulate you and all people of Tatarstan on the two most important state holidays – the Day of the Establishment of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Day of the City of Kazan!
Today Tatarstan is a dynamically developing federal subject of the Russian Federation with an effective economy and a strong industrial and innovative potential.
Abkhazia and Tatarstan are connected by old friendly ties. From July 1, 1993, during the Patriotic War of People of Abkhazia, an official representative office of the Republic of Abkhazia was opened in Kazan. The people of Abkhazia remember with gratitude the help that the Republic of Tatarstan has given us during the difficult war period and in the post-war blockade. “The Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation)” which was signed on August 17, 1994, is a solid foundation for the interaction between our republics.
On this festive day, I would like to wish all residents of the friendly Republic of Tatarstan peace, well-being, and prosperity.
President of the Republic of Abkhazia