The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia sent congratulations to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Inal Ardzinba on the occasion of his birthday.
The congratulations say:
"Dear Inal Batuvich,
Noting your professionalism and personal human qualities, I would like to emphasize your consistency and integrity in implementing the foreign policy of Abkhazia, strengthening South Ossetian-Abkhazian political and diplomatic relations in today's difficult realities.
I am firmly convinced that fruitful cooperation between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Republic of Abkhazia will continue to develop dynamically on the basis of trust and mutual understanding in the interests of our fraternal peoples, for the sake of peace, harmony and sec urity in the Caucasus.