Participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan in the Security Council ministerial debate

On 19 January 2018 in the United Nations Headquarters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan participated and addressed the United Nations Security Council debate entitled “Building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development”, which was held under the Kazakhstan Presidency.

The event was attended and addressed by the UN Secretary-General, the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Russia, Equatorial Guinea, and Deputy Foreign Ministers of the United States, Afghanistan, Netherlands and other representatives of the UN member-states.

In his statement, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan underlined the pressing challenges faced by the region, among which are the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan, the growth of international terrorism, the rise of political and religious extremism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking and exacerbation of environmental issues. 

Minister Aslov noted that Tajikistan as an advocate of an early restoration of peace and security in Afghanistan through economic and social development believes that the regional cooperation is an important element for strengthening stability in this country and in the entire region. He also noted that to address those challenges effectively it is needed to take more robust actions by the countries of the region through facilitating the regional cooperation and partnership.
Minister Aslov called on the international community to provide grand assistance to the implementation of socio-economic projects in this country, in particular regional projects such as CASA-1000, TUTAP, etc., which provide an important basis for sustainable development in Afghanistan.


Commemorative ceremony of Bobojon Ghafurov in Tehran

On 17 January of this year with the initiative of the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural works and dignitaries in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Tehran, the commemorative ceremony of a Tajik politician and scientist, Tajik hero, Academician Babajon Ghafurov with the participation of the scientific and literary representatives, students and media of Iran was held.

After playing the national anthems of two countries, Hassan Bolkhari , President of the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural works and dignitaries spoke about the B. Ghafurov`s works, his role and services and noted that the Society on the occasion of the commemorative of Bobojon Ghafurov gathered the Articles of different Iranian and Tajik scientists and published them entitled " Biography and scientific and cultural services of Bobojon Ghafurov" Famous historian and orientalist  of Tajikistan".

Then, famous Iranian scientist, Dr. Mehdi Mohaghegh, Chairman of the board of the Directors of the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural works and dignitaries talked about his memories including getting to know and contact with B. Ghafurov, his position in the history of Tajik people and various aspects of his life and activities of Tajik scientist and politician.  

Also, at this conference, Gholamali Hadad Adel – the Head of the  Persian Language and Literature Academy of Iran, Ali Ashraf Mojtahed Shabestari- President of the Friendship Association of Iran- Tajikistan, Dr.Asghar Dadbeh – member of the board of the Directors of the Society for the Appreciation of Cultural works and dignitaries, Safar Abdullo – Tajik scientist with the residence in Kazakhsatn , member of the Persian Language and Literature Academy of Iran spoke about the  different aspects of life and activities of B. Ghafurov including his lasting effect – the book " Tajiks"( Tajikon), a poet Saidali Musavi Garmaroodi read his poem about Dushanbe.


Delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Security Conference of Tehran

  On the eighth of January 2018 in Tehran, the second largest security conference in Tehran entitled "Regional Security in West Asia: Challenges and emerging trends" with the slogan "respect, trust, dialogue, mutual cooperation, security and collective progress" in the circle of three department (foreign policy and regional security, defense and security) and five panels with participation of more than 300 people from 49 countries were held .At that conference, the Tajikistan delegation led by the First Deputy Foreign Minister, Nizomuddin Zohidi .

 At the beginning of the Conference the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke on the current situation in West Asia, the role of Syria and Iraq to destroy the terrorist organization "Islamic State" and reconstruction in post-conflict, challenges and threats to regional security, as well as ways resolved security crises in the region.

 Chairman of Tajikistan companied in Part II and Panel III of Conference entitled "The role of economic growth in the security of Western Asia" and delivered a speech, stressed the need to focus the attention on the causes and economic factors - social rise of terrorism in West and South Asia, pay more attention to the integration of countries and the implementation of regional initiatives to prevent the emergence of terrorism and extremism.

Tehran's security conference ended with the acceptance of a joint statement by the participants. 

The Republic of Tajikistan