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. 

Tajikistan, ECO Cultural Institute discuss cooperation

Issues related to cooperation in the field of culture within the framework of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Cultural Institute were discussed here yesterday at a meeting of Nizomiddin Zohidi, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, with Dr. Mehdi Mazaheri, Director of the ECO Cultural Institute, according to the Tajik MFA information department.  

The two, in particular, discussed the issues of holding events to honor known Tajik scholars and cultural figures, publishing articles by Tajik authorities in the Institute’s magazines as well as organizing various exhibitions.  

Zohidi and Mazaheri also exchanged views on ways to expand cultural exchange, the Tajik MFA information department said.  

Recall, the ECO Cultural Institute opened its representative office in Dushanbe in March 2010.  

ECO Cultural Institute (ECI) is affiliated with ECO and aims at fostering understanding and the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of its members through common projects in the field of the media, literature, art, philosophy, sport and education.

According to the Charter of ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), the institute has its headquarters in Tehran.  The Institute shall also have a branch (or coordination unit) in each Member State which will be established in accordance with the prevailing regulations of each Member State.  The branches shall function in close cooperation with the Headquarters and facilitate the implementation of the approved programs.

IRPT and ISIL: the practical evidence of the same teachings, activities, and aims of these two extremist organizations

DUSHANBE, 08.11.2017. /NIAT “Khovar”/. As previously was reported, the responsibility for the recent terrorist attack in New York was assumed by ISIL (banned in Tajikistan). This again demonstrates the serious threat posed by this terrorist organization to the whole world, including to Tajikistan, which is part of the world community. Especially at a time when the teaching, activities, and aims of ISIL and the extremist-terrorist organization of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (banned in Tajikistan) coincides. About this, an article was published in the newspaper “Faraj”, which today we decided to reprint in English translation.

Over the last years, the whole world has been shocked by the brutality of an extremist and terrorist group of the so-called “Islamic State” or ISIL. Every day, people around the world are horrified by the scenes of a particularly brutal group killing of innocent people, the burning or blowing up people, recording video on killing people and enjoyment of watching them, teaching kids to slaughtering, building grave-like prisons, introducing slavery and slave trade, the destruction of people on their ethnic and religious affiliations and thousands of other crimes committed by ISIL.

On watching these scenes, any sober citizen of Tajikistan will involuntarily say well that our people are far from these horrors and the atmosphere of peace and freedom reigns in our country. When I see these scenes on TV, I thank a hundred times that the way of ISIL was timely prevented in Tajikistan and our state banned the activity of ISIL on time!

The organization called itself the IRPT in Tajikistan, but its activities showed that the differences between them are only in the name. All facts and evidence prove that the IRPT is the same ISIL and ISIL – the same IRPT. The same ideology, same aim, one task, one way of acting, or as they say “one handwriting”. Only depending on the country of location: the name of ISIL has the words of “Iraq and the Levant” and the name of IRPT – the word of “Tajikistan”.

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