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Dushanbe Declaration of the High-Level Conference on Countering Terrorism and its Financing (Dushanbe, 16-17 May 2019)
Views: 224 | Date: 18.05.2019

High-Level Conference “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime”

(Dushanbe, 16-17 May 2019)

Dushanbe Declaration

On 16-17 May 2019, a High-Level Conference on “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime” was hosted by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in cooperation with the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

This Conference was the follow-up process to Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on "Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism" held in May 2018 and was the first of a series of region ... Read more »

Opening Statement by His Excellency Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan, at the Dushanbe Conference on Terrorism
Views: 214 | Date: 18.05.2019

Speech of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan His Excellency Emomali Rahmon at the Opening Session of the High-Level Conference “International and Regional Cooperation on Countering Terrorism and Its Financing Through Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime”

(Dushanbe, 16-17 May 2019)

Excellency Under-Secretary General of the United Nations!

Distinguished Heads of Delegation!

I welcome you all and your delegations to sunny Tajikistan.

Currently, the entire world community has been facing global security challenges and threats, which urge all of us to explore new ways of counteraction to them.

Indeed, ensuring sustained peace and security is a key and an important criteria to ensuring constructive process of sustainable development at the international and regional levels.

Today, millions of people in vari ... Read more »

Under the Chairmanship of Tajikistan the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation discussed the issues of non-proliferation of WMD
Views: 214 | Date: 16.05.2019

Under the Chairmanship of Tajikistan the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation discussed the issues of non-proliferation of WMD

On 15 May 2019 in Hofburg, Vienna the plenary session of the Forum for Security Cooperation was held under the Chairmanship of Tajikistan. The session was dedicated to the process of implementation of the UN Security Council resolution 1540 (non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction).

As a keynote speaker the Chairmanship invited Mr. Ilhom Mirsaidov - Director of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Agency of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, who delivered presentation on the process of implementation of the provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 1540 in our country.

During the plenary meeting the participants have discussed the current state and prospects of joint actions on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, their delivery technologi ... Read more »

Tajikistan assumes Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
Views: 237 | Date: 09.05.2019

Tajikistan assumes Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation

On 8 May 2019 the Republic of Tajikistan has officially started its Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC). The first Plenary Meeting of the FSC under the Tajik Chairmanship held in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, during which the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan H.E. Zohir Saidzoda addressed the opening session.

In his speech, the Deputy Foreign Minister presented to the OSCE participating States the Program of Tajik Chairmanship which is focused both to the traditional issues covered by the FSC, such as management of the small arms and light weapons (SALW) and stockpiles of conventional ammunition (SCA), implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1540 and 1325, and to the issues of politico-military aspects of regional security in Central Asia. Along with this a special attention in the Program is paid to the need of strengthen ... Read more »

Participation of the Tajikistan Delegation in the session of the OSCE Structured Dialogue
Views: 249 | Date: 08.05.2019

Participation of the Tajikistan Delegation in the session of the OSCE Structured Dialogue on the Political and Military Aspects of the Fight against Terrorism

6-7 May 2019 in Vienna the Delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan led by Mr. Zohir Saidzoda, the Deputy Foreign Minister, participated in the session of the OSCE Structured Dialogue. In accordance with the agenda of the meeting, the head of the Tajik delegation has delivered a key note speech to the participants of the second session of the Dialogue, devoted to the political and military aspects of the fight against terrorism.

Mr. Zohir Saidzoda briefed the OSCE participating States on the contribution of the Republic of Tajikistan in countering the modern threats and challenges related to terrorism and violent extremism, as well as the process of implementation by Tajikistan of its obligations and commitments within the international and regional legal instruments.

In the context of ... Read more »

Tajikistan assumes the Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation
Views: 300 | Date: 11.04.2019

Tajikistan assumes the Chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation

On 10 April 2019 in Hofburg, the headquarters of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, the last plenary meeting of the Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) has been held under the Swiss Chairmanship, during which the Chairmanship to the Forum has been assumed by the Republic of Tajikistan. In the closing ceremony the Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the OSCE Ambassador Claude Wild handed over the attributes of the FCS Chairperson to the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the OSCE Ambassador Idibek Kalandar.

In his following speech, the Tajik Permanent Representative noting the high level of organization of the Forum and constructive and transparent manner applied by the Swiss Chairmanship, reconfirmed the intention of Tajikistan, as an incoming FSC Chairmanship, to maintain the same approach.

Pr ... Read more »

Presentation of Annual Drug Review for 2018
Views: 300 | Date: 20.03.2019

Presentation of Annual Drug Review for 2018

On 19 March 2019 within the framework of the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs the Delegation of Tajikistan headed by Mr. Sherkhon Salimzoda, Director of the Drug control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (DCA), has organized the Side Event entitled "Presentation of Annual Drug Review for 2018".

The presentation has summarized analytical and statistical materials about the main aspects of the fight against drug trafficking and drug abuse prevention, as well as anti-drug cooperation, reflecting the contribution of the Republic of Tajikistan in combating this global threat.

The UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia and more than 55 representatives of the UN member states have participated in the Side Event and highly appreciated the informative and useful content of the presentation which had been delivered by the Head of the DCA under the Presi ... Read more »

Meeting between Director of the DCA under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and Executive Director of the UNODC
Views: 422 | Date: 20.03.2019

Meeting between Mr. Sherkhon Salimzoda, Director of the Drug control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and Mr. Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

On 19 March 2019, within the framework of the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Mr. Sherkhon Salimzoda, Director of the Drug control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan has met with Mr. Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

During the meeting, the parties have discussed the key issues of relations of the Republic of Tajikistan with the UNODC in combating drug trafficking, as well as prevention of transnational and national crime groups in the region.

Taking into account the unprecedented growth of opium poppy cultivation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the parties have noted the necessity of strengthening cooperation at the regional and g ... Read more »

Ministerial Segment of the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (14-22 March 2019)
Views: 388 | Date: 15.03.2019

Ministerial Segment of the 62nd Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

(14-22 March 2019)

On March 14, 2019 the Ministerial Segment of the 62nd session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has started in Vienna to review the implementation of the commitments made over the past decade to jointly address and counter the world drug problem, in particular in the light of the 2019 target date set in the 2009 Political Declaration and Plan of Action, and to enhance the efforts beyond 2019.

The Delegation of Tajikistan headed by Mr. Sherkhon Salimzoda, the Director of the Drug Control Agency under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, has participated in the Ministerial Segment of the session. The head of the Tajik Delegation has made a statement at the session and elaborated on the efforts of the Government of Tajikistan in preventing and combating the illicit drug trafficking, including the fight against transnati ... Read more »

Celebration of International Day of Nawruz in Vienna
Views: 310 | Date: 14.03.2019

Celebration of International Day of Nawruz in Vienna

On March 13, 2019 the solemn celebration of the International Day of "Nawruz” was initiated by the Permanent Missions of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in the building of the United Nations Office at Vienna.

Representatives from Austrian governmental bodies, Vienna diplomatic corps, international organizations and other guests took part at this event.

Permanent Mission of Tajikistan along with representatives of other countries organized a cultural corner with attractive Nawruz items and decorations with clothes, national handicrafts, such as "suzani", "gulduzi" and others. At Tajikistan corner various national Tajik food, dry fruits and snacks were served.