We are deeply saddened to hear the passing of the second president of the Republic of Abkhazia, Sergey Bagapsh.
After the founding-leader of modern Abkhazia, Vladislav Ardzinba, left the office in 2005 Bagapsh has won two consecutive elections in these rather important formative years of Abkhazian statehood. His adherence to democratic principles and the rule of law, a quality that is rarely found in the political leaders of the Caucasus region in the post-Soviet era, has gained him respect and admiration of his people and political observers alike. We are hopeful that the next president of Abkhazia will be mindful of this most important tenet of Bagapsh’s political legacy.
May you draw comfort from the holy scriptures which mentions at psalms 146:5,9 that God has a loving concern for those who are bereaved.
To the the family of Sergi Bagapsh - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.