President Raul Khadzhimba participated in the celebratory assembly, dedicated to the Day of the Establishment of the Internal Affairs Bodies of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The President addressed the staff members of the internal affairs bodies of the Republic of Abkhazia with a congratulatory address.
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Dear staff members of the internal affairs bodies!
I congratulate you on the 94th anniversary since the Day of the Establishment of the Internal Affairs Bodies of Abkhazia.
Throughout these years, staff members of the internal affairs bodies demonstrated many times their loyalty to their people and Homeland. In the Patriotic War of 1992-1993, policemen met the enemy with weapons in hands and defended their people and country. In the difficult post-war years, when the state was in ruins and criminal activity increased, policemen were steadfast in performing their duties.
Today, Abkhazia is on a difficult path of building a modern and prosperous state. Society is waiting for positive changes that concern the lives of everyone.
These and other aims cannot be reached without an effective work of fighting crime and corruption, defending the rights and freedoms of citizens and their property, and establishing the principle of the rule of law in all the spheres of our lives.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs, including its units and structures, is a key state institution that has to protect law and order. Therefore, it is extremely important to bring the work of the internal affairs bodies in line with today’s tasks and demands.
It is necessary to increase the prestige and professionalism of police force so that our citizens can trust it again. People and police should support each other.
I hope that the quality of Abkhazian police’s work will increase also due to the realisation of plans related to the law enforcement cooperation between Abkhazia and Russia.
I want to thank the staff members of the internal affairs bodies for their daily hard work and to express hope that in a short period of time, we will be able to achieve a fundamental improvement in the field of law enforcement.
I wish you successes in your work, strong health and prosperity.