The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba with the New Year and Christmas.
The congratulatory telegram, in particular, states:
“I remark with satisfaction that in the past year, Russian-Abkhazian relations were developing dynamically in the spirit of alliance and strategic partnership. I am sure that we will build on the foundation of the results that we have achieved by continuing our common work of strengthening mutually-beneficial bilateral cooperation in many spheres. This responds to the key interests of the brotherly nations of Russia and Abkhazia and contributes to the provision of peace and security in the Caucasian region”.