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Religious Freedom Designations

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Around the world, governments and non-state actors harass, threaten, jail, and even kill individuals on account of their beliefs.  In some instances, they stifle individuals’ freedom of religion or belief to exploit opportunities for political gain.  These actions sow division, undermine economic security, and threaten political stability and peace.  The United States will not stand Read More

Briefing on the UN Water Conference

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On December 2, 2022, a briefing was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the UN Conference on the Midterm Review of the Water Decade. The UN Water Conference, co-chaired by the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will be held on March 22-24, 2023 in New York. Over the past Read More

US Designates Iran, China as Countries of Concern Over Religious Freedom

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WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday designated China, Iran and Russia, among others, as countries of particular concern under the Religious Freedom Act over severe violations, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. In a statement, Blinken said those designated as countries of particular concern, which also include North Korea and Myanmar, engaged in or Read More

Dushanbe Hosts Political Consultations between Tajikistan and Turkiye

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Today, Dushanbe hosted political consultations between Tajikistan and Turkiye on the level of heads of departments of foreign ministries. The meeting focused on the current state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations in the political, economic, scientific, cultural, energy, agriculture and tourism spheres, as well as cooperation between the two countries within the Read More

Dushanbe Hosts Meeting of the Working Groups of the Joint Tajik-Uzbek Demarcation Commission

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From November 23 through November 30, Dushanbe hosted a regular meeting of the working groups of the Joint Tajik-Uzbek Demarcation Commission, reports the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. The meeting focused on issues of demarcation of the line of the Tajik-Uzbek state border. The next meeting will take place in Uzbekistan.   Source: National Read More

Sirojiddin Muhriddin and Mevlut Cavusoglu Discuss Current State of Tajik-Turkiye Relations

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Today, in Lodz, on the margins of the 29th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Muhriddin met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkiye Mevlut Cavusoglu. The meeting focused on the current state of relations between Tajikistan and Turkiye, as well as perspectives of their development.   Source: Read More

Tajik Prosecutors Seek 30 Years In Prison For Activist From Restive Gorno-Badakhshan Region

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DUSHANBE — Tajik prosecutors have asked a court in Dushanbe to convict and sentence to 30 years in prison Faromuz Irgashev, an activist and former lawmaker in the volatile Gorno-Badakhshan region (GBAO), on charges of receiving illegal financial support from abroad, organizing an unsanctioned rally, and participating in the activities of a criminal group. Two sources close Read More

Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries and Germany

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On 1 December 2022 on the sidelines of the 29th session of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Lodz, there was held a meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of Central Asia and Germany. At the event, participants discussed a wide range of issues of shared interest, including the development of overall Read More

Terror, War, And Joy: An Illustrator Captures Kyrgyzstan’s Zeitgeist

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A towering representative of the police state, faceless, but empowered by epaulets as he wields the scales of justice, looms over a diminutive man standing in a pocket of light. At the edges of the bleak picture, other figures identifiable only by their military and police attire creep through a thick fog. Read More

Putin proposes Kazakh president to set up trilateral union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

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Russian media reports say President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev yesterday at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin spoke about the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to create a trilateral union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, including resolving issues in the gas sector.   “Today Vladimir Vladimirovich spoke about the need to create Read More