President Raul Khadzhimba congratulated the diplomatic service workers on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.
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Dear colleagues! Dear friends!
First of all, I want to congratulate all diplomatic service workers of the state on the 23rd anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.
Foreign policy is one of the most important aspects of a sovereign and independent state. This is why at the height of the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia, on May 17, 1993, the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the state Vladislav Ardzinba signed the Decree "On the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia".
For many years, Abkhazian diplomats worked effectively to implement the main aspects of the Abkhazian foreign policy. The most important aspects are the provision of our state’s security, increasing its authority in the world, strengthening Abkhazian-Russian relations and achieving the international recognition of Abkhazia.
In our conditions, international activity should also focus on the creation of favourable conditions for the progressive internal development of our state. Our tasks are to achieve socio-economic growth and increased quality of life. These aims are unattainable without multifaceted, effective and mutually beneficial cooperation with other states.
This is why it is necessary to continue making active efforts to increase multilevel cooperation with our partners. First of all, it is important to implement the agenda of the Abkhazian-Russian cooperation and strategic partnership.
Another priority of our foreign policy is to promote a positive image of Abkhazia abroad.
In order to deal with the ever-increasing difficulty of today’s tasks, the standards of professionalism and personal qualities of the Ministry’s employees will have to be raised continuously. The prestige of diplomatic service has to grow and ties have to be strengthened with our colleagues in the Russian Foreign Ministry and the foreign ministries of other states.
I wish you, dear diplomatic service workers of the Republic of Abkhazia, strong health, prosperity and new successes in your service to the Homeland.