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Presentation of the Book
Views: 2526 | Date: 25.03.2013

On 19 March 2013 celebration of "Navruz" and presentation of the book "The Tajik Golden Heritage" authored by Tajikistan Foreign Minister H.E. Hamrokhon Zarifi, took place in Vienna in Belvedere Palace. This event was organized by the Embassy of Tajikistan to Austria/Permanent Mission to OSCE, UN and other International Organizations in Vienna.

Representatives from government and private bodies, public and political figures, representatives from scientific and cultural circles of Austria, including President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences Prof. Dr. Helmut Denk, OSCE Secretary General Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, Head of Department for Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Southern Caucasus, Central Asia, Central European Initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs Ambassador Heidemaria Gurer as well as Tajik compatriots participated at the festive event.

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PARTICIPATION IN THE OPENING OF A NEW BUILDING OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Views: 2091 | Date: 18.03.2013

Today, a new, grand building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which comprises 8 floors was opened with the participation of the President of the country Emomali Rahmon.
The Head of State Emomali Rahmon and heads and veterans of diplomatic corps of Tajikistan planted two 50-year-old Californian redwoods at the courtyard of the new building. These immense trees, which live till 3 thousand years and more, have been planted with hopes and prayers for durability and long life of the independent Tajikistan.
The Head of State Emomali Rahmon got acquainted with working conditions created in this building and highly appraised the result of works of its builders and technicians. This building has all working conditions for the ministry’s officers, reception of foreign guests, meetings, conferences and other events.
As it was mentioned, this building has been constructed during the 2,5 years at the expense of almost 73 million TJS from special funds of ... Read more »

COOPERATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN WITH THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA
Views: 1899 | Date: 14.03.2013

Diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Austria have been established on March 25, 1992. Tajikistan’s Embassy in Vienna was opened in 1997. Tajik-Austrian political relationship embraces constructive dialogue that has been set in the course of the meetings of heads of states and ministries of foreign affairs. From April 26 to April 28, 2005 in Dushanbe passed the first meeting of the joint Tajik-Austrian economic commission. For the purpose of deepening of the bilateral economic relations following the results of a meeting of the party signed the protocol. The meeting of representatives of the private sector and the Tajik-Austrian businessmen held on November 14-15, 2005. The wide range of issues, representing mutual interest, including issues of trade and economic cooperation. were discussed. Visit of the Austrian scientists to Tajikistan in October, 2005 gave a new impulse to cultural ties of two countries. First round of bilateral political consultations ... Read more »

TAJIKISTAN BECAME A FULL MEMBER OF WTO
Views: 1400 | Date: 07.03.2013

Dushanbe, March 4 (NIAT "Khovar".) – On March 2, 2013 the Republic of Tajikistan has officially joined the World Trade Organization (WTO). The process of accession of Tajikistan to WTO began in 2001. In 2010, Tajikistan was granted the status of an observer. Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli of Tajikistan has ratified the Protocol on 9 January in the last year. The protocol was signed by less than a month before – December 10, 2012 by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and WTO Director-General Pascal Limy. At the beginning of January, the Parliament of the Republic of Tajikistan extended to the WTO Secretariat a protocol on accession of the republic to the WTO. February 4 representative of republic sent instrument of ratification of the Protocol on the accession of Tajikistan to the WTO Secretariat in the organization in Geneva. Tajikistan was the second republic in Central Asia after Kyrgyzstan to join the WTO.

The meeting of the Deputy Minister of foreign affairs of Tajikistan with the Ambassador of Turkey
Views: 1218 | Date: 06.03.2013

On March 6, Nizomiddin Zohidov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan had a meeting with the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Munis Dirik. At the beginning of conversation the Ambassador of Turkey presented the letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the friendly country Ahmet Davutoglu to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi concerning carrying out the international exhibition EXPO-2020 at the initiative of the Turkish side in Izmir. During the meeting the parties discussed various aspects of development of the bilateral relations in the light of agreements which were reached during official visit of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon to the Republic Turkey in December, 2012. The parties noted that implementation of arrangements will elevate versatile cooperation of the two friendly countries on a qualitatively ... Read more »

INTERVIEW OF THE TAJIK FOREIGN MINISTER “DIPLOMACY AND CO-OPERATION IN CENTRAL ASIA” TO “NEW EUROPE” NEWSPAPER
Views: 1210 | Date: 04.03.2013

In the first of a two-part interview, the Tajik Foreign Minister, Hamrokhon Zarifi, speaks to New Europe about ever-improving relations between the European Union and Tajikistan, as well as the difficulties and opportunities that exist in the Central Asian region, as international troops prepare to leave Afghanistan.

New Europe: How can you characterise Tajik-EU co-operation today? What are the future prospects?

HZ: Our relations are based on the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) signed with the EU, that came into force on 1 January 2010, and the first session of the Tajik-EU Co-opeartion Council has been held under this PCA at foreign minister level in December 2010 in Brussels, and in June 2011, President Emomali Rahmon began a European tour. We then succeeded in establishing regular regional political dialogue between the EU and central Asia at the level of foreign ministe ... Read more »

Meeting of Permanent Representative of Tajikistan with vice-president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Views: 1279 | Date: 01.03.2013
February 26, 2013, the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the International Organizations in Vienna, Сhargé d'affaires of the Embassy of Tajikistan to Austria Ismatullo Nasredinov met with Vice-President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Richard Schenz. R. Schenz and I. Nasredinov touched upon issue of preparing and signing of bilateral document between Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan, which creates a framework for further cooperation in the field of economic, trade and investments. The sides agreed that Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and Tajikistan Embassy in Vienna will continue regular contacts to facilitate economic ties between two countries. NIAT "Khovar” has been reported at the Department of Information, Press, Analysis and Foreign Policy Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Президент Таджикистана принял американского госсекретаря
Views: 1056 | Date: 21.02.2013

Вчера, 20 февраля, Президент Таджикистана Эмомали Рахмон принял помощника государственного секретаря США по вопросам Центральной и Южной Азии Роберта Блэйка. Об этом сегодня сообщает пресс-служба президента РТ. Эмомали Рахмон и Роберт Блейк в ходе встречи обсудили широкий спектр вопросов сотрудничества Таджикистана и США, выразив удовлетворение развитием плодотворных взаимоотношений между этими странами. «Роберт Блейк от имени Правительства США выразил благодарность главе Таджикистана Эмомали Рахмону и народу страны за значимый вклад в обеспечение безопасности и стабильности региона, а также за активное содействие в восстановлении мирной жизни в Афганистане, социально-экономическое развитие этой многострадальной страны», - заявляет пресс-служба. Роберт Блейк подчеркнул, что США продолжит оказывать поддержку Таджикистану в деле усиления борьбы с терроризмом, экстремизмом, незаконным оборотом наркотических средств, а также будет более активно способствоват ... Read more »

Today, the President of the country Emomali Rahmon received credentials from newly appointed ambassadors of 9 countries
Views: 1064 | Date: 19.02.2013

Today, the President of the country Emomali Rahmon received credentials from newly appointed ambassadors of 9 countries of the world to Tajikistan.The ambassadors of Austria Wolfgang Banyai, Norway Ole Johan Bornoy, Spain Manuel Larrocha Parada, Sweden Ake Peterson, Egypt Mahmud Jamil Ahmad Eldeeb, Oman Sheikh Yahya ibn Abdullah ibn Salim Al-Fanna, Indonesia Foster Gultom, Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome and Angola Joachim Augusto de Lemusha presented their credentials to the Head of Tajik state.The President of the country Emomali Rahmon during his talk with new ambassadors said that cooperation with all countries of the world and keeping pace with process of progress of the world community is very important and expressed confidence that they will take every effort for strengthening and enhancing the relations of their countries with Tajikistan.The ambassadors in their turn also stressed that they will make their best to develop cooperation with Tajikistan.

The meeting of the Tajik Foreign Minister with the Prince Aga Khan
Views: 1126 | Date: 19.02.2013

The meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi with the Prince Karim Aga Khan IV was held in February 12 in Paris. During the meeting both sides discussed issues of development cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The parties exchanged opinions concerning activities of the Representation of AKDN in Tajikistan and a course of implementation of projects in the field of education, health and culture.NIAT "Khovar” has been reported at the Department of Information, Press, Analysis and Foreign Policy Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

H.Zarifi met with the leadership of the “Total” oil and gas company
Views: 1334 | Date: 19.02.2013

On 11 February 2013 within the framework of a working visit to Paris the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the leadership of the "Total” oil and gas company – Vice President on Business Development Strategy Olivier de Langavant, Vice President on New Contracts and Share Governing Herve Chagnoux, Vice President Philippe Hergaux and Director on Research and Production Marc Blaizot. The meeting was aimed at the discussion of issues of establishment of cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and "Total” in the sphere of extraction and processing of oil and gas resources.At the beginning of the conversation the Minister of Foreign Affairs informed his interlocutors about the investment climate and the state of mineral and raw-material sphere of the country. He noted that such famous companies as "Tethis Petroleum” and "Gazprom” are currently successfully functioning in Tajikistan. The Tajik Foreign ... Read more »