President Assad Receives Abkhazian President

The two presidents hailed the visit as a cornerstone on a lasting and beneficial friendship writes SANA.

On Tuesday, President Bashar al-Assad received President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba, who has been chairing a high-level official delegation on a four-day visit to Syria.

The two presidents held a session of expanded talks, during which the two sides asserted that this visit is the cornerstone for the development of bilateral relations that are in the interests of the two countries and the two friendly peoples.

During the meeting, President Assad congratulated President Khajimba on the 10th anniversary of Abkhazia’s Independence Day. The President said that the agreement activates and enhances economic, social and cultural relations.

President Assad pointed out that the agreements that will be signed during this visit constitute a basis for building strong relations on different levels.

In turn, President Khajimba thanked and appreciated Syria’s courageous resolution to recognize the sovereignty and independence of Abkhazia.

He reiterated its country’s solidarity with the Syrian people and its leadership in confronting terrorism.

President Khajimba also expressed confidence in the Syria’s ability to restore security and safety and defeat anyone who does not want peace in Syria.

At the conclusion of the talks, the two presidents signed the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Abkhazia.

An official reception ceremony was held upon the arrival of the Abkhazian President at the People’s Palace as President Assad welcomed him.

The national anthems of both countries were played before the two leaders reviewed the Guard of Honor, then they shook hands with members of the two official delegations.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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