SUPPORT OF WORSHIP MEMBERS IN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT

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The development of bilateral and multilateral relations of Tajikistan with the countries and international organizations is the main priorities of our country's foreign policy and constitutes the most important direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In this context, during the year 2018 there were several meetings and discussions of the Peace and National Unity - the Leading President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, in the country and abroad, which had a crucial role in the expansion of relations, and the Ministry had a significant contribution to their organization .

On the expansion of relations with traditional partners and international and regional organizations 11 foreign directives of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, including an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan and participation in the working meeting of heads of states of Central Asia (March 14-15), business trip to New York City USA to take part in the event dedicated to the launch of the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028" (March 20 - 23), a working visit to the People's Republic of China for participation in the Council of the Heads of State Council (June 9-11), a working visit to Moskva of Russian Federation (June 14), a working visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan for participation in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana and the presentation of the "International Financial Center of Astana" (6 July), official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan (August 9-11), a state visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan (August 17 - August 18), a working visit to Turkmenistan to take part in the meeting of heads of the International Fund for Reconstruction and Development (August 24), an official visit to Japan (3 - October 6), the working visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan for participation in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (November 8), the working visit to the Russian Federation to take part in the extraordinary session of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (6-7 December) opens new horizons in cooperation between Tajik ston and became the world's countries.

In 2018, the visit of many foreign delegations to Tajikistan was unprecedented in the history of the country. About 400 foreign delegates and representatives of international and regional organizations and financial institutions visited the Republic of Tajikistan and visited 62 meetings of the National Leader and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan with the heads of foreign delegations, which made a profound contribution to the further development of international relations in the world. During this period the official visits (1st February 2) and the working (September 27 - 28 September) of the President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Zhanganov, state visit (9-10 March) and work (September 27-28) President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoev, official visit (16-18 May) and working (27-28 September) President of Belarus A. Lukashenko, official visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussein (June 19), Working visit of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Berdymukhammedov (June 20), working visits of the President of the Russian Federation V. Putin, President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev, President of Azerbaijan I. Aliev, President of Moldova Dodon, Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan (September 27-28), state visit of the President of the Republic of India Ram Nathan Kovind (October 7-9), official visit of the President of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev (May 31), official visit of the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Lee Ketsan (October 12-14), the official visit of the Executive Chairman of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullo Abdullo (June 21), official visit of the Chairman of the Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Nuridinjon Ismoilov ( November 19-20), the work of the UN General Secretary for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin (June 19-21),

Within these trips, a number of new cooperation documents between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Partner Countries have been signed in various fields. Overall, in 2018 the legal framework for Tajikistan's relations with its partners was strengthened by the signing of 127 bilateral documents in different sectors, namely: 7 political documents, 32 intergovernmental agreements, 36 international inter-ministerial and inter-ministerial treaties, 37 a number of notes and inter-agency protocols and 15 interdepartmental and interdependent programs that include different fields.

In 2018, a number of international and regional events and events are being recorded in the history of foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan as a unique year. Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan (16-17 April), the International High-Level Conference on the Fight against Terrorism and the Violence Against Terrorism (3-4 May), the Meeting of the Council of Heads of the Governments of the CIS (May 31-June 01), High Level on the International Decade for Action "Water for sustainable development, 2018-2028" (June 20-22), the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CIS (27 September), the Council of Heads of State Council (September 28), the Summit of the heads of government (Prime Ministers) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (11-1) October 2),

In 2018, the Presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan was in the most influential regional organizations, including the Commonwealth of Independent States. According to the concept of Tajikistan's leadership, led by the Leading Peoples, the main objectives of the country's presidency have been identified in the further strengthening of integration of CIS member states for security and stability, strengthening of trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation.

Within the framework of the Presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan in collaboration with the participating States, the Executive Committee, the other competent and sectoral bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States, have more than 100 joint events, including nearly 40 meetings of the sectoral councils, which are viewed as the main content of the country's content. The most important sessions of the CIS Commonwealth - the Council of Heads of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (June 1) and the Council of Heads of the CIS countries (27-28 September) were held in Dushanbe under the chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan. The important documents and decisions adopted in the sessions will contribute to the strengthening and expansion of partnership relations between the CIS member states.

One of the important events of the past year was the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of Government (SCO) in Dushanbe (October 11-12). In a wide range of issues of economic and humanitarian cooperation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the 10 decisions of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO member states and two new cooperation documents were signed between the SCO Ministers and Administrators, further multifaceted cooperation within the SCO framework. Overall, during the presidency of the Presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a 72-member event was held in the Republic of Tajikistan, which represents the role of the country in the development of this global organization.

In 2018, the chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization for Economic Co-operation (OECD) was also the Republic of Tajikistan. In connection with the chairmanship of the Regional Economic Zone, on April 16-17, in Dushanbe, with the participation of Foreign Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member states of the SCO 23th Session of the Foreign Ministers Council was held. Presidential Message of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon emphasized the importance of strengthening cooperation in the priority economic sphere in the SCO area, and implementation of joint projects is important in the process of integration of the region and the welfare of its people, by the participants of the meeting warm welcome he did. Acceptance of the new OSCE Program for Assistance to Afghanistan and Final Action - Dushanbe Declaration,

The delegation of the President of Tajikistan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), was held in New York on September 24 during a special session of the Foreign Ministers Council in New York, acknowledging the constructive role of Tajikistan's creative and constructive role is a regional organization. The Office of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Organization, which monitors 27 countries as a member, 8 countries and 5 international and regional organizations, aims to strengthen the solidarity between the participating States in strengthening the security and security measures and the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in the region.

Cooperation with partner countries and international and regional organizations is one of the priorities of the foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the fight against modern threats, such as terrorism, extremism, organized crime, and illicit trafficking. In this connection with the leadership of the Leading Authority, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan coordinates with the relevant authorities and cooperation with the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the European Union (EU) 3-4 May in Dushanbe the International High-Level Conference on Prevention of Terrorism and Violence, which has over 400 senior representatives of foreign policy and other sectoral structures from 48 countries and 31 international and regional organizations, as well as scientific centers As a result, the situation and decisions have been strengthened to consolidate the joint fight against security threats in the region and the world. The results of the conference, which reached its final declaration "Dushanbe Dushanbe", created the positive response of the international and regional experts.

The honorable presentation of the Republic of Tajikistan in the world arena as a country of ancient culture and civilization is one of the key directions of the foreign policy of the country. In this regard, cooperation between Tajikistan and UNESCO in the last year will be considered as fruitful, since this year's nomination "Chakan - the arts of the country in the Republic of Tajikistan" was adopted in the Register of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Continuation of this kind of initiative, which promotes the introduction of traditional crafts and ancient and modern culture of the Tajik people on the international arena, is one of the guidelines of the National Leader in the Message to the Majlisi Oli, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies continue their efforts to fulfill this guide .

In 2018, a series of meetings and meetings of the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan were held in foreign countries with their foreign partners and other officials of international and regional organizations. During the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, China and other countries, to promote the foreign policy of our country and the implementation of the instructions of the National Leader.

At the same time, on September 21st, 2018, in New York, the United Nations General Assembly held a joint meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan with UN Secretary-General Antonio Gawrest, during which the Minister of Foreign Affairs briefed the President of the National Peace and National Unity - National Leader, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon presented the UN Secretary-General and expressed his gratitude to him for supporting the country's initiatives. Also the Minister of Foreign Affairs also met with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin, Deputy Secretary-General and Chief of Staff of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Vladimir Voronkov, during the meeting on issues of cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations Economic and Social Department (UNDESA ),

Last year, the foreign policy of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, in the light of the revival and development of inclusive cooperation with the Republic of Uzbekistan is recorded. During the year, problems and issues over the past two decades between the two neighboring countries have been resolved by the will of the political will of the heads of both states, which are historically based on historical and cultural traditions of the Tajik and Uzbek peoples. In this regard, the state visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev to the Republic of Tajikistan (9-10 March) and the official state visit of the Peace and National Unity - Leader of the President, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon played a decisive role in the Republic of Uzbekistan (August 17-18) . During the meetings of heads of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the cities of Dushanbe and Tashkent a series of issues of strengthening of relations in the key areas of bilateral cooperation will be considered on the implementation of unilateral visa regime between the two countries for up to 30 days, delimitation and demarcation of almost all part of the state border and restoration of activity Existing crossings on the Tajik-Uzbek border, activating the railway of the Achilles route and expanding the transport and communication potential of each the two countries, as well as the use of Farhod Reservoir and joint implementation of energy projects and other important issues of mutual cooperation between the two countries were reached. The heads of the two friendly states signed a "Partnership Strategic Cooperation Agreement"

In 2018, friendship and cooperation between the countries of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, have also been strengthened. It is necessary to mention that the heads of Central Asian states held a working meeting for the first time in more than two decades in Astana, where the Leader of the nation expressed the readiness of the country to further strengthen the effective co-operation and co-ordination of regional realities.

Last year was also the year of strengthening Tajikistan's multilateral cooperation with experimental partners in the Commonwealth of Independent States. In particular, this year, the development and strengthening of intergovernmental relations between Tajikistan and the Russian Federation was in the focus of attention. At the meetings of the National Leader, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon with the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation D. Medvedev's state and prospects of strategic and strategic partnership between Tajikistan and Russia have been discussed in the spheres of mutual interest.

The relations between Tajikistan and Belarus, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Moldova have witnessed significant progress in holding official and official visits of leaders of these countries to Tajikistan in 2018.

It is worth noting that the 9-11 August 2018 official visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the National Leader to Azerbaijan has successfully completed.

During the reporting period, political, economic, cultural and humanitarian relations were continued with a number of countries in Asia and Africa. In particular, in the past year, bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation between China and the People of the Republic of China was as active and urgent, first of all, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon with the Chairman of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping participated in the meeting of the Council of Heads of State Council The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was established on 9 June in China and with the Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China Li Ketsan during his official visit to Tajikistan in October.

In 2018 the Tajikistani relations with Japan became a result of the official visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to the country on 3-5 October and the meetings with Japan's top leadership, as well as the visit of the President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Tajikistan in June.

The cooperation of Tajikistan with other countries of South-East Asia, such as the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, etc., on the basis of exchange of delegations, and the participation of Tajik delegates during the training period.

In 2018, the fruitful bilateral relations with India are due to the state visit of the President of India to Tajikistan and reached agreements at the highest level. Political, economic and cultural and humanitarian relations with our other traditional partners in the region, including the Turkish Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, have been in the spirit of friendship and friendship throughout the year.

Relations with the Arab countries of Hawaii, particularly the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar have been developing in the past year, as well as the results such as the visit of high-level delegations to Tajikistan and expanding cooperation with the development funds of these countries for the implementation of various transport Communications in our country.

The cooperation of the Republic of Tajikistan with the European Union in 2018 has been focused on several areas, and the issue of the new EU Strategy for Central Asia is in the focus of attention. Particularly, this issue was addressed as part of the regional cooperation and elaboration of security challenges, integration, attraction and sustainable development of the Central Asian region, in coordination of climate change, environmental protection and water resources management in the next meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Central Asia and The European Union was formed on November 23 in Brussels. The issues of cooperation of Tajikistan with the European Union and its member states have been reviewed and summarized in the meetings of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan with their counterparts throughout the year.

Currently, 30 projects are being implemented in the Republic of Tajikistan with funding from the European Union. In order to expand and strengthen cooperation within the framework of the new Strategy for Central Asia for Central Asia and the Future Program proposals, the Tajik side was presented with the European Union taking into account the country's national interests to the European Union and, in case of adoption of proposals, the possibility of attracting more funds to the economy and social sector of the republic .

Within the context of the EU relations last year, the measures were relatively few, with which they should be holding a tenth round of the Human Rights Dialogue between the Republic of Tajikistan and the European Union in Dushanbe on 26 October 2018.

The Eurasian countries, such as the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Czech Republic, are among the key partners and donors of Tajikistan in the European Union, and their multilateral relations have been continuing for the reporting period. In particular, a working meeting of the National Leader with the President of Poland Mr. Anjay Duda, which was held on 26 March 2018 in Dushanbe, played an important role in strengthening cooperation with this country.

Within the framework of cooperation with European countries, the first meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of the Vishvad (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and Central Asian countries, which was held on February 27, 2018 in Budapest, also from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Hungarian businessman Peter Siyarta to Dushanbe to participate in the Conference on "Prevention of Terrorism and Extracellularism" (May 3, 2018) and visit of delegations from the European countries to Tajikistan economic, trade, energy, ecological and security should be emphasized that contributed to the strengthening of relations between the two sides.

The relations between Tajikistan and the United States have also expanded over the past few years, as a result of the cooperation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the next meeting of the S5 + 1 meeting in New York USA, the United States Commander-in-Chief of the US Central Command Joseph Watell to Dushanbe and his meeting with Leader In May, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan Henry Kirchner visited Tajikistan in February, the next round of political consultations between Tajikistan and the United States in October in Dushanbe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan It is with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ms. Alice Wells on the sidelines of the International Conference on Afghanistan in Geneva in November.

Over the past year, the activities of Tajikistan in the UN General Assembly were very significant. On March 22, with the participation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan at the United Nations General Assembly, the initiative of the World Summit of the Fourth National Water Leader - the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028", officially launched in June in Dushanbe a high level of implementation of the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development" 2018-2028 and further joint action plans with more than 1500 participants were held at the top level of 120 countries around the world. won rrasro. At the end of the year, a draft resolution of Tajikistan developed by the "Medium-Term Multilateral Implementation of the International Decade for Action" Water for Sustainable Development "

This document pursues the medium-term medium-term review process and hosting global events in the context of realization of Tajikistan's initiatives. In particular, in the resolution of the UN General Assembly meeting on facilitating the implementation of water resources objectives in March 2021 and the United Nations Conference on the Medium-Setting of the International Decade for Action "Water - for sustainable development, in 2018-2028 "March 22-24, 2023 is stressed, and other measures that are being undertaken in the regional and national levels of this process. The adoption of this resolution is a symbol of the international community with the constructive and constructive initiatives of the leader of the nation and recognizing the role of Tajikistan in the solution of global problems.

Last year, the Ministry provided assistance to the participation of the official delegation of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in respect of the implementation of the Human Dimension Measures, which was held in September in Warsaw.

The Ministry has launched a number of initiatives in 2018 with the aim of expanding foreign economic relations of the Republic of Tajikistan and providing a favorable external environment for sustainable development. In particular, in our country the Business Forum of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan sign an Agreement on Trade Cooperation in the amount of 625 mln. The meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan with the signing of 15 cooperation agreements between companies with a total value of $ 21.5 million, the Association of entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Belarus in May with participation of business circles of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, Forum of entrepreneurs of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and Korea signed 11 trade and economic cooperation agreements worth $ 32.5 million, video conferencing with representatives of US companies to establish cooperation between Tajikistan and the US companies and attract investors on the initiative of the US-Tajikistan Business Council and the Embassy of Tajikistan in the United States, the 10th meeting of the Tajik-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation. Dushanbe, the next session of the Tajik-German intergovernmental commission on financial and technical cooperation has been held in which the Ministry and its agencies contributed to these measures.

In the last year, diplomatic missions of the Republic of Tajikistan were organized by the "Year of Tourism and Tourism of the Year" a series of events aimed at presenting opportunities for tourists and folk artists who aim to attract more tourists to Tajikistan. In particular, in Germany and China, the book "Travel Guide to Tajikistan" was published in German and Chinese languages, covering full information on tourism opportunities in Tajikistan.

Consular service has also made significant results over the past year. In total, 156 784 visas were prepared by the Consular Department and the diplomatic and consular offices abroad.

At the same time, Sarahacat has been distributing 582 819 biomedical passports and 486 708 identification cards for this period.

In 2018 the number of countries having diplomatic relations with the Republic of Tajikistan reached 173. As a result of the reception of 17 foreign ambassadors, the credentials to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan were submitted.

Dear observers.

This was a brief overview of the results of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2018. This year was a good year for the foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan and has contributed to the rise of Tajikistan's influence in the world.

In 2019 it is also the responsible year for our country's political policy, and it will be an effective role in the international arena. This year, hosting international important events in our country, including the Summit of Heads of States Advised on Cooperation and Assistance in Asia (IMPRA), important international conferences dedicated to the fight against terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking and the development of green economy, the 7th Ministerial Meeting Foreign Ministers of the Central Asia-Japan Dialogue in Dushanbe, and planning of state and official travel and business visits of heads of a number of friendly and cooperative countries in the Republic of Tajikistan.

With the initiative of the National Leader the theme of water resources in the United Nations Agenda, we need to keep track of the progress of new global goals and objectives in the global context as a starting point.

We are convinced that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Tajikistan abroad will not miss their efforts and knowledge in the course of the current year to successfully carry out these events and fulfill the instructions of the National Leader for the pursuit of national interests at the global arena.

Thank you for your attention!

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan