Conference Focuses on the Influences of Tajik Diasporas and Migrant Workers on the State
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The scientific-practical conference titled Contribution of Diasporas and Cultural Associations to Strengthening the National Statehood of Tajikistan was held at the National Library today.
The main goal of the conference was to improve public policy, strengthen ties with the Tajik diasporas, and to determine the main direction of cooperation development, ensure the integration of migrant workers and Tajik nationals residing abroad, and to stimulate their participation in the political life of the country.
Senior officials of relevant ministries and departments, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Khatlon and Sughd Provinces, Dushanbe, representatives from regional Tajik organizations and cultural centers in Russia and Kazakhstan attended the meeting.
The goal of the government of Tajikistan is to solve problems relating to migrant workers, to protect their rights and interests, to improve their well-being, and to create favorable conditions for the employment of the population within the country, said the Minister of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Population of Tajikistan Sumangul Tagoyzoda.
Though the number of Tajiks traveling to Russia for work is still great, Tajikistan's economic dependence on migration has been decreasing in the past five years.
The Tajik diaspora in Russia and the Russian diaspora in Tajikistan have become more organized and socially significant in recent years. Russia is taking a number of measures to improve the stay of migrant workers, including those coming from Tajikistan, stated the Russian Ambassador to Tajikistan Igor Lyakin-Frolov.
The conference was organized by the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment of the Population of Tajikistan in collaboration with Tajikistan's development partners.
Source: National information agency of Tajikistan