The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“Today, the sovereign state of Abkhazia is steadily strengthening its government institutions and civil society and building a solid foundation for stable economic development.
The signing of the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia has taken our relations to a new level and paved the way for developing a legal framework for our ties based on bilateral agreements. New opportunities have opened up for political, social, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
Russia will continue to give the friendly people of Abkhazia all-round assistance in state-building and socio-economic development. Without question, guaranteeing peace and security in the Trans-Caucasus region is one of the biggest priorities for our cooperation.
Mr President, I wish you and the entire Abkhazian people continued success in building a politically stable and prosperous country.”