Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia sent a congratulatory note to Dimitri Medoev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia on the occasion of the Republic Day.
It is said:
"The events of September 20, 1990 have the historic significance for the South Ossetian people. The adoption of the Declaration on the State Sovereignty of the South Ossetian Soviet Democratic Republic by the Council of People's Deputies of the South Ossetian Autonomous District laid the foundation for the independence and sovereignty of the Republic.
This day has an important spiritual meaning, symbolizing the people's unity and courage of the South Ossetian people, proud of their centuries-old history as well as the great heritage of their native land.