The FINANCIAL -- Raul Khajimba, the Moscow-backed leader of Abkhazia, is on a four-day visit to Damascus, where he met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on September 4 and signed an agreement on friendship and cooperation.
According to the Abkhaz authorities, at the meeting, Khajimba thanked Assad for recognizing the independence of Abkhazia, and stressed that the visit “is of historic significance.”
According to CIvil.ge, Assad, on his part, said agreement of the two sides in terms of their political views has to be complemented with active bilateral economic, social and cultural relations.
Raul Khajimba will stay in Syria until September 7. The visit comes less than two months after Tskhinvali leader Anatoly Bibilov traveled on a three-day visit to Damascus, holding meetings with President Bashar al-Assad and Prime Minister Imad Khamis.