Daur Kove, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia congratulated Sergey Lavrov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the occasion of his 70-th birthday.
It is said:
“I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to You the Assurances of my highest consideration and send my sincerest congratulations on the occasion of your anniversary!
You belong to that galaxy of the brightest diplomats who are the standard for young people who have chosen the diplomatic service in their way of life. You show an example of true service to the interests of the Motherland and genuine professionalism by your integrity, firm upholding of the positions of the Russian Federation as well as a subtle understanding of the international situation.
Your unique diplomatic talent, highly moral human qualities have won the genuine respect from the entire international community.
You are treated with the great respect in the Republic of Abkhazia. Dear Sergey Viktorovich, we highly appreciate your personal contribution in the intensification of the Abkhaz-Russian cooperation.
I would especially like to note the constructive interaction that has developed between the foreign affairs agencies of the two countries.
I am sure that the relations between the Republic of Abkhazia and the Russian Federation have a high potential that will be realized for the benefit of our peoples.”