Gov’t creates state program to protect and develop Abkhazian language

  • The Prime Minister stated that the sincere attitude and respect for the Abkhazian language and culture will be a big step forward towards reconciliation. Photo by Thomas Tkhaitsuk., 27 Oct 2017 - 14:02, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated at today’s governmental meeting that the Georgian Dream government is creating a state program to protect and develop the Abkhazian language, the language of the Georgian region which is now occupied by Russia.

I congratulate all Georgian citizens on the day of the Abkhazian language, especially our Abkhazian brothers and sisters,” Kvirikashvili stated.

The PM said that the state program will be a "significant foundation” for the reconciliation process.

The program envisages multiple activities. Of course, we will allocate funds for the program from the state budget. I am sure the public will be actively involved in the implementation of the program.
I believe that our sincere and deep attitude to the Abkhazian language and culture will be crucial for the restoration of the burnt bridges that will unite us,” the PM added.

Russia recognized Georgia’s historic western region of Abkhazia as independent republic, together with Georgia’s Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region in the wake of the Russia-Georgia 2008 war.

The whole international community, except Russia, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Nauru, state the regions are occupied by Russia.