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Meeting of Ambassador with the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Gifu Prefecture


On August 3, 2016 Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi in the framework of his working visit to Gifu Prefecture held a meeting with Mr. Eiji Yamada, the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Gifu Prefecture. The meeting was also attended by the Mr. Mitsuru Kawajiri, Executive Managing Director, Secretary General of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the establishment of contacts between the Republic of Tajikistan and Gifu Prefecture in the commercial and industrial area and discussed the possibility of establishing direct cooperation between Tajik and Japanese entrepreneurs and investors.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry brings together more than 4,000 entrepreneurs and enterprises of Gifu Prefecture and cooperates with other countries in the region in the areas of trade, agriculture, technology, tourism and investment.

Meeting with Director, Chief Representative of EBRD Office in Japan


On July 22, 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Director, Chief Representative of the newly established EBRD Office in Japan Mr. Masaru Honma.

During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the current state and prospects of cooperation between the Republic of Tajikistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also discussed issues related to establishing cooperation between the Embassy of Tajikistan and the EBRD Office in Japan to follow up the process of mutually beneficial cooperation and conduct joint activities in Japan.



Meeting with Vice-Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture


July 20, 2016, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hfmrokhon Zarifi met with delegation of Ibaraki Prefecture lead by Vice-Governor Ms. Yachie Yamaguchi. Faculty members of Tsukuba University, Dr. Hisashi Sanada and Prof. Zubaidullo Ubaidulloev also attended the meeting.

During the meeting the enhancement of mutually beneficial cooperation with Ibaraki Prefecture of Japan in the areas of interest, such as science, education, sports, tourism, cultural, economic, trade, export of fruits and fresh vegetables, as well as the implementation of the projects and joint activities were discussed.

In light of the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games the sides exchanged views on issues related to sport and joint contribution to the development of cooperation in this field.

The parties also expressed their satisfaction with the current level of cooperation and the process of development of bilateral relations between Tajikistan and Tsukuba University and expressed their readiness to strengthen beneficial cooperation
At the end of the meeting, Vice-Governor invited the Ambassador to visit Ibaraki Prefecture.


Meeting of Ambassador with the graduates of International University of Japan


June 30, 2016, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan received representatives of Japan International Cooperation Center, as well as students, citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan on the occasion of the completion of the Master Program of the International University of Japan and defending their Master's thesis.

During the meeting Ambassador of Tajikistan noted that taking into account the conditions and possibilities of this program, along with the study of the sciences and professional specializations, it is necessary for the students to pay more attention to the achievements of modern technologies and to learn host country language.

It should be noted that these students completed their study from 2014 for a term of two years on the basis of a bilateral agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of Japan on the project "Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)", which offers opportunity for the young professionals to study in Japan.

Meeting of Japanese Crown Prince with Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan at Crown Prince Residence


On June 29th, 2016, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince Naruhito received Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan at Crown Prince Residence.

The meeting took place on the invitation of the Crown Prince of Japan in order to discuss issues of bilateral relations, diplomatic activities in Japan and other issues of mutual interest.

Ambassador of Tajikistan conveyed the greetings of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to the Crown Prince Naruhito.

The Crown Prince expressed with satisfaction the initiatives and consistent steps towards the water issues by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan in the international arena, including the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life'.

At the meeting the cooperation in important areas of our country, using the existing opportunities in the agricultural sector, exports of fresh and dried fruit from Tajikistan and the implementation of joint projects in this direction were discussed.

At the end of the meeting Ambassador expressed gratitude to the Crown Prince for the audience, and kindly extended an invitation to His Imperial Highness to visit Republic of Tajikistan on favorable opportunity.

Electronic Visa Application System


On June 1 2016 the new portal for issuance of electronic visas “e-Visa”, (https://www.evisa.tj) which enables foreign citizens willing to enter the country with tourist or business visas to complete the electronic application and receive the electronic visa without visiting consulate representatives of Tajikistan abroad, commences its operation. Ambassadors and diplomats, high ranking Japanese government officials, as well as guests who have devoted themselves to parliamentary exchange through the activities of the parliamentarians’ friendship league attended the Iftar dinner.

During the short conversation between the Prime Minister of Japan and Ambassador of Tajikistan was noted the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation and realization of agreements, concluded at the result of the high level negotiations during the visit of Prime Minister of Japan to Tajikistan in October 2015.

The electronic visa system «e-Visa» will allow foreign citizens to receive Tajikistan visa online, relieving them from necessity to stand in queues in Tajikistan consulates or at the border. The new system is designed to facilitate the process of obtaining a visa to Tajikistan by foreign citizens, increase the number of tourists visiting Tajikistan, as well as to simplify visa procedures for businessmen. We also want to save time and relieve the personnel involved in the process of issuing visas.

Applicants will receive their visas via email, after filling the application form with the necessary information and once the online payment by a credit card is completed. Applicants are to pay $ 50 by the internationally recognized electronic networks for the electronic processing, and in case of denial of the application the above mentioned amount is not refunded to the applicant. After paying the visa fee and once the application is successful,the applicant will receive an electronic visa, which is to be presented upon crossing the state border of Tajikistan along with the valid travel document.

Electronic visa of the Republic of Tajikistan is valid for 90 days, however the visa holder can stay in the territory of the country for no more than 45 calendar days. Electronic visa is not extendable and the visa holder have to leave the country in the specified date.

Iftar dinner hosted by the Prime Minister of Japan


The Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan, Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi, attended the Iftar dinner hosted by H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held on 16 June 2016 at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo.

Ambassadors and diplomats, high ranking Japanese government officials, as well as guests who have devoted themselves to parliamentary exchange through the activities of the parliamentarians’ friendship league attended the Iftar dinner.

During the short conversation between the Prime Minister of Japan and Ambassador of Tajikistan was noted the importance of expanding bilateral cooperation and realization of agreements, concluded at the result of the high level negotiations during the visit of Prime Minister of Japan to Tajikistan in October 2015.

The Ambassador of Tajikistan, in his turn, conveyed cordial greetings and sincere wishes of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon to H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.


Meeting with the representatives of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan


On June 22, 2016, the Symposium on the Central Asian Cultural Heritage organized by the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Central Asian countries held in Tokyo.

The Symposium gathered the government officials, experts, scholars from Japan and Central Asian countries. Representatives of Central Asian countries in their speeches fully pointed out the cultural heritage of their countries.

Tajikistan was presented at the symposium by Mr. Bobomulloev Saidmurod – Head of the Department of Archaeology, Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences, and Ms. Dodkhudoeva Lola – Chief scholar of the Institute of Linguistics, Literature, Oriental Studies and Written Heritage of the Academy of Sciences and On June 24, Ambassador of Tajikistan in Japan Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi received the representatives of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan.


During the meeting the sides exchanged views on ancient history, rich culture and diversity of the arts of the Tajik people and the need adequately represent these areas to Japanese people and experts.


Meeting with the entrepreneurs and Japanese representatives


On June 14th, 2016, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi has met with local entrepreneurs Mr. Hadi Shohrati, President & CEO of Hit World Management Group, Mr. Sohani Amir, Managing Director of Akebono Boeki with participation of Mr. Okada Kunio, Deputy Director of Institute for Russia & NIS Economic Studies of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS (ROTOBO), representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

During the meeting parties discussed issues of strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation in various areas including trade and investment cooperation in agriculture, mining, energy, migration and tourism sectors.

At the end of the meeting the entrepreneurs decided to have a working visit to Tajikistan in order to discuss the mentioned issues of cooperation.


High-Level Experts Meeting on Finding Development Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism


On June 13, 2016 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirodjidin Aslov made a statement at the High-Level Experts Meeting on Finding Solutions to Preventing Violent Extremism held in "Kohi Navruz", Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Minister in his statement emphasized that at present violent extremism, as a multifaceted negative phenomenon, has been gaining more cross-border nature and spread of radicalization ideas also have had socio-economic and ideological prerequisites promoting susceptibility of the individual segments of population to extremist ideas and slogans.

Having touched upon the cooperation on this issue, Sirodjidin Aslov pointed out that the inefficient regional and international cooperation in this field can contribute to strengthening of the processes of radicalization and extremism. In its turn, the Republic of Tajikistan in accordance with its international commitments takes necessary measures to prevent and defeat violent extremism and terrorism. The efforts of the Government are aimed at the effective and timely prevention of these phenomena. Concurrently, security and stability in the country and harmony within the society remain our Government’s top priority.

He also noted that world is getting globalized in parallel with the internationalization of crime and growing number of international extremist and terrorist movements, and in this regard, extremist and terrorist phenomena in the Republic of Tajikistan and beyond it have common roots. Tajikistan, being at the forefront of the fight against various security threats, and despite of limited economic opportunities, undertakes comprehensive regular measures in this area internally.

According to the Minister, unfortunately, the policy of double standards applied nowadays does not make it possible to adequately and objectively assess the situation, potential threats, and take into account the peculiarities of the region. Mr Aslov noted that Tajikistan has a bitter experience of internal conflict imposed by extremist groups and their sponsors, negative influence of which is still felt. Measures undertaken by the Government are aimed at avoiding those tragic events.

Foreign Minister urged all stakeholders to be extremely cautious in assessment of the events occurring in various regions, and to take into account the specifics of each country, rather than making unanimous allegations.

According to Minister Aslov, international and regional cooperation would promote the development and further implementation of collective and effective measures to combat violent extremism. It is particularly important in a complex military-political situation in the Middle East and in neighboring Afghanistan. In this context, he emphasized the need for increased efforts by the international community to provide targeted financial and technical assistance to Afghanistan, from which stability of the country and the region depends substantively.

At the conclusion, Sirodjidin Aslov noted that efforts to prevent violent extremism can be successful only if the effective cooperation with civil society, private sector and every member of society will be established.

In his statement, Foreign Minister emphasized that Tajikistan has always demonstrated in practice commitment to its obligations in the field of protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, and its readiness for constructive dialogue on all aspects related to the human rights issue. Tajikistan stands out for further development and deepening of mutually beneficial partnerships as well as for open and dialogue based on mutual respect.


Official launching ceremony of CASA-1000 project


On May 12, 2016 the launching ceremony of Central Asia-South Asia transmission line CASA-1000 project was held in the city of Tursunzoda with the participation of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr.Abdullah Abdullah, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

In a solemn ceremony the heads of states by pressing a symbolic button, gave an official start to the regional transmission line CASA-1000 power project.

CASA-1000 project launching ceremony was also attended by the official delegations of Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, representatives of international and regional organizations and financial institutions.
In his speech, President Emomali Rahmon stressed that today's official launch of CASA-1000 Project will be a historical milestone for each of us as a symbol of the start of real cooperation among the countries of the wider region of Central and South Asia.

Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the Vice-President of the World Bank for South Asia Ms. Annette Dixon also delivered speeches.
CASA-1000 is the first inter-regional joint project of the Central and South Asia countries, which will connect the power grids of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

This project will reduce the energy deficit, will contribute to the formation of the energy market, the establishment of trade cooperation of partner countries, the creation of new jobs, taking into account a number of economic, social and environmental benefits. Feasibility study of the project was completed in 2009, and in 2011 the project was approved with a commercial point of view.
This project for Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan creates favorable conditions for the export of surplus electricity in the summer and will yield a real profit, as well as satisfaction of the needs of the population and the economy of Afghanistan and Pakistan with ecologically clean electricity.
It is expected that exporters of electricity Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in May and September will deliver to importers Afghanistan and Pakistan up to 5 billion kW / h, including Tajikistan - 3 billion kW / h.
The implementation of CASA-1000 project is the first step in implementing a set of measures and cooperative arrangements to strengthen communication and infrastructure links between the regions of Central and South Asia, which in the future will create conditions for the development and welfare of the peoples of the region.
The total cost of the CASA-1000 project is estimated at 1 billion US dollars. To implement this project, Tajikistan attracts 320 mln US dollars of investment, Kyrgyzstan - 209 million, Afghanistan - 354 million and Pakistan - 209 million US dollars.
It is expected that at the first phase will be built a high-voltage 500 kilowatt power line with a length of 477 km from Datka of Kyrgyzstan to Khujand of Tajikistan, and then begin construction of high-voltage transmission line from Tajikistan to Afghanistan and from that country to Pakistan with a length of 750 km of power transmission lines.


Эълон барои шаҳрвандони Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон


Сафорати Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон дар Япония ба таваҷҷуҳи шаҳрвандони Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, ки дар Япония иқомат мекунанд, мерасонад, ки рӯзи 22 майи соли 2016 аз соати 06:00 то 20:00 ба вақти маҳаллӣ дар бинои Сафорат воқеъ дар шаҳри Токио, ноҳияи Шубия, маҳаллаи Ҳироо 3-5 бинои 22 (Hiroo 3-5-22, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), раъйпурсии умумихалқӣ оид ба “Тағйиру иловаҳо ба Конститутсия (Сарқонуни) Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон” баргузор мегардад.

Ба ин муносибат, аз ҳамаи шаҳрвандони Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон дар Япония, ки то рӯзи раъйдиҳӣ ба синни 18 расидаанд, эҳтиромона даъват ба амал меояд, ки дар раъйпурсии мазкур иштирок кунанд.

Барои раъйдиҳӣ шаҳрвандон бояд бо худ шиноснома дошта бошанд.
Комиссияи участкавии раъйпурсии № 69 аз ҳавзаи раъйпурсии Шоҳмансур № 3 “Оид ба тағйиру иловаҳо ба Конститутсияи (Сарқонуни) Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон” дар Сафорати Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон дар Япония.

Телефон барои маълумот: +81(0)3-6427-2625
E-mail: jp.emb@mfa.tj



Маълумот оид ба заминҷунбӣ дар ҷазираи Кюсу


Сафорати Тоҷикистон дар Япония ба маълумоти ҳамватанон мерасонад, ки тӯли ҳафтаи гузашта дар ҷазираи Кюсу воқеъ дар ҷанубу ғарбии Япония силсилаи зилзилаҳои шадид рӯх дод. Бар асари заминларзаи шадиди 44 нафар қурбон шуданд ва беш аз 1000 нафар осеб диданд. Миёни осебдидагон шаҳрвандони кишвар нестанд. Маркази зилзилаи шадид шаҳри Кумамотои префектураи мазкур буд. Бинобар маълумоти ҳокимияти маҳаллии шаҳри Кумамото шаҳрвандони кишвар дар онҷо ба қайд гирифта нашуданд.

Ҳамзамон 85 километр дуртар аз ш. Кумамото дар ш. Беппу шаҳрвандони Тоҷикистон иқомат доранд. Шаҳрвандони кишвар донишҷӯён ва аъзои оилаи онҳо мебошанд, ки ба таҳсил машғул мебошанд. Сафорат бо онҳо дар тамоси доимӣ қарор дорад ва аз вазъи онҳо бохабар аст. Иттилоъ дода мешавад, ки нафаре аз шаҳрвандони кишвар осеб надидаанд. Ниҳодҳои салоҳиятдори Япония ҳушдор медиҳанд, ки вазъи хатарноки зилзила дар ояндаи наздик дар ин мавзеҳо дар назар дошта шудааст.

Аз ин рӯ, аз шаҳрвандони кишвар изҳори хоҳиш карда мешавад, ки дастуру талаботҳои ҳокимияти маҳаллиро риоя кунанд ва боэҳтиёт бошанд.
Тамоси фаврӣ бо Сафорат рақамҳои (+81) 03-6427-2525 мебошад



Meeting with the President of Japan Foundation


On March 29th, 2016, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan, Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi held a meeting at the Japan Foundation with the President Hiroyasu Ando.

Mr. Zarifi expressed gratitude for the important role played by the Japan Foundation in arts and cultural exchange, intellectual exchange and the promotion of the Japanese language education and Japanese studies in Tajikistan. Sides vowed to expand and promote cultural exchange and start various cultural projects.



Eleventh Meeting of Senior Officials of the Central Asia + Japan Dialogue


On March 25, 2016 in Tokyo Eleventh Meeting of Senior Officials of the Central Asia + Japan Dialogue at the level of the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Uzbekistan and the Special Representative of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs was held.

The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was headed by First deputy foreign minister Nizomiddin Zohidi.

Parties exchanged views on the state and prospects of cooperation in a multilateral framework, including in areas such as security, trade and investment, transportation infrastructure and logistics, as well as cultural and humanitarian sphere.

During the meeting preparation process of the sixth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Dialogue to be held in Ashgabat in 2016 were also discussed. Within the framework of dialogue the delegation of Tajikistan held a meetings with the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Hiroshige Seko and Parliamentary Vice -Minister for Foreign Affairs of Miki Yamada.



On March 17, 2016, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Member of House of Representatives of National Diet of Japan, Chief-Secretary, Japan - Tajikistan Parliamentary Friendship Association Mr. Furukawa Yoshihisa.



During the meeting parties discussed issues of strengthening friendly and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries, as well as multilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and Japan.



Address by the Leader of Nation, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, to Majlisi Oli (Parliament) of the Republic of Tajikistan




Read more:... Dailymail: The world's fastest-growing tourist destinations revealed. 27.01.2016


The countries making up the top 17 include the Seychelles, Tajikistan, Sri Lanka, Japan, Niue and Colombia. Organisation released the list revealing where tourism levels rose fastest in 2015.

More and more people are expanding their horizons and exploring the world, new statistics show, but some locations are creating more of a buzz than others.The United Nations World Travel Organization has released its latest Travel Barometer, featuring the countries where arrivals rose fastest in 2015.
Off the beaten track, Tajikistan became better known in 2015, with 414,000 tourists flocking to the country in Asia. The home to 8.2million people, which borders Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, saw a 94 per cent increase in the amount of visitors it received in 2015. Known for its luscious green landscapes and rugged mountains used by hikers and climbers, the central Asian country took home the second spot for this year's fastest risers.

Known for its luscious green landscapes and rugged mountains used by hikers and climbers, the central Asian country took home the second spot.




Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi was interviewed by Mr. Okada Kunio (ROTOBO).
Russia and NIS Monthly Report Magazine



Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Dr.Hamrokhon Zarifi met with Deputy General Manager of Business Development Department of “Mitsubishi Corporation” Hirokazu Saito and Manager of Business Development Department Toru Yasuda. 06.01.2015


On January 6, 2016, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi met with Deputy General Manager of Business Development Department of “Mitsubishi Corporation” Hirokazu Saito and Manager of Business Development Department Toru Yasuda.

During the meeting the prospects of cooperation with “Mitsubishi Corporation” were discussed. Ambassador of Tajikistan explained about the great potential for cooperation in the field of establishing geological and exploration works, extraction and processing, processing of minerals, production and exports, participation and involvement of “Mitsubishi Corporation” in future promising projects.







Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi hold meeting with Tsunetaka Kawabe, General Manager of New Business Development Department of the Tokyo Boeki Technology LTD, Tomohiro Kase, Sales Manager Department, and Kaori Haegawa 06.01.2015


On January 6, Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi hold meeting with Tsunetaka Kawabe, General Manager of New Business Development Department of the Tokyo Boeki Technology LTD, Tomohiro Kase, Sales Manager Department, and Kaori Haegawa.












The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a congratulatory message to the Emperor Akihito of Japan. 23.12.2015


Mr. Emomali Rahmon’s message reads in particular:


"Your Majesty,



I warmly congratulate you, and all the friendly people of Japan on the anniversary of the National Holiday.

Tajikistan, as before, is a proponent of the development and progress of the friendly Japan to further strengthen broad cooperation with your country.

We are ready to continue to deepen the constructive and comprehensive cooperation in the interest of the two friendly and fraternal peoples.

On this remarkable day, I wish Your Majesty - health and happiness as well as to the friendly people of Japan - peace, progress and prosperity".







Tajikistan – Japan workshop (seminar) on cooperation in science and technology 23.12.2015









Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi presented Letters of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Akihito 09.12.2015









Negotiations between the Tajikistan delegation headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr.Hamrokhon Zarifi and representatives of JICA.






Meeting of Ambassador Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi the Japanese broadcasting company NHK

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with Japanese journalist and senior commentator of NHK Mr. Ishikawa Ichiyo.
During the meeting Dr. Zarifi shared information about the an improvements of the Republic of Tajikistan, culture and ancient history, hydro-power potential, social and economic situation of the country.
The sides also discussed about establishing cooperation between the Tajik and Japanese mass media.
Ishikawa Ichiyo is a famous Japanese journalist who specializes in international politics. Ishikawa Ichiyo has extensive experience in working in former Soviet Union republics, economics, problems of energy and strategic security and political situation of the CIS countries and etc. He has been awarded famous Japanese and international prizes.








Meeting of Ambassador Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi with the representative of ROTOBO

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Deputy Director of the Institute of Economic Research of Russia and the CIS countries of the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the CIS countries (ROTOBO) Mr. Kunio Okada.
During the meeting the sides discussed about a wide range of bilateral issues such as economic relations between Tajikistan and Japan and cooperation in the field of investment.
Ambassador informed the interlocutor on attraction investment to the most important projects of the country to the minerals, inexhaustible water resources and huge hydropower potential of Tajikistan








Meeting with Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Jan Vapaavuori 01.12.2015

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Brussels also met with Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Jan Vapaavuori...





Meeting with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker 01.12.2015

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon during his working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium had a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker...



Meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk 01.12.2015

On 1 December 2015 in Brussels President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council....

Meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini 01.12.2015

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon during his working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium...

Meeting with Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal 30.11.2015

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon had a meeting with Prime Minister of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal...

Participation in the COP21 UN Conference on Climate in Paris 30.11.2015

The COP21 UN Conference on climate began in the French capital, Paris. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon will take part and deliver a speech at the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). As well, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and other heads of state, heads of International Organizations participating in the conference were welcomed by the French President Francois Hollande. The conference is attended by heads of more than 150 countries. The 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) is to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The conference agenda included issues of raising the temperature of the air, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases, to assist developing countries and other climatic problems.









Meeting with First Vice President of Total Michael Borrel 29.11.2015

The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Paris met with the First Vice President of Total, Michael Borrel, on the sidelines of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). The meeting discussed the current cooperation of Tajikistan with this company and its development prospects. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon expressed his views at the beginning of the conversation about the great possibilities of cooperation with foreign businessmen, investors and companies in the field of establishing geological and exploration works, extraction and processing of oil and gas production and their export. The parties, taking into account this possibility, pointed out that all these measures will give concrete results in the development of the oil and gas sector in Tajikistan. In addition, the meeting paid a special attention to other investment opportunities in various sectors of the Tajik economy, the implementation of its future projects, including in the areas of industry, mining and processing of minerals, production, processing and exports.







Meeting with Vice President of Airbus Silver Delone 29.11.2015

President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in Paris has met with the Vice President of Airbus Silver Delone.During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the possibilities of mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of air transport.As it is known, the company is a manufacturer of various Airbus passenger, freight and military aircrafts and helicopters.













Emomali Rahmon’s Message of condolences to President of France over the terrorist attacks in Paris 14.11.2015


"Your Excellency,
We are deeply troubled by the heartbreaking news of terrible terrorist attacks, which took place in different areas of Paris and as a result of which were killed dozens of innocent people.
Tajikistan strongly condemns this inhumane act of criminals hiding behind the name of Islam. This event now firmly demands from all of us to be united in the name of our future generations, our peoples and the joint fight against this sinister force that threatens humanity.
I ask you, Mr. President, to accept condolences from the people of Tajikistan and to convey our sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.
We are mourning with you”

Meeting of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon with the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain 12.11.2015

The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at the Pakistani Presidential house held tete-a-tete meeting with the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.
At the meeting, the sides discussed issues of further development of friendly relations and cooperation.
At a meeting in a narrow format Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain confirmed the strong interest of Pakistan to expand cooperation with Tajikistan and said that "Pakistan has opened its doors to Tajikistan, and we are ready by the close and fruitful cooperation to take the relationship to a higher level meeting mutual interests."
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon said that "the expansion of multifaceted cooperation, development and strengthening of mutually beneficial and priority economic relations with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is one of the main directions of external cooperation of Tajikistan."
Bilateral relations at various levels have been called an important factor in the further expansion of cooperation in trade, investment, energy, transport, defense, security, culture and education, noted the need to create opportunities to strengthen and expand cooperation.
Emomali Rahmon stressed that the sustainable development of Pakistan's economy creates great opportunities, since Tajikistan can get out through Pakistan to its closest sea ports of Karachi and Gwadar. Regarding the growth of trade turnover between Tajikistan and Pakistan in recent years, it was emphasized that over the next 3 years, bilateral trade volume should be increased to 500 mln US dollars.
At the meeting, held in an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding, the sides exchanged views on cooperation between the two countries in the effective use of warehouses of Gwadar port, a free economic zone "Panj", as well as strengthening of state border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism, extremism and implementation of joint projects that serve the interests of the countries in the region.






Tajikistan introduces electronic visa 05.11.2015


Remarks After Meeting With Tajik President Emomali Rahmon 03.11.2015

John Kerry
Secretary of State
Palace of Nations
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. This will be a very brief statement, but let me just say that I was extremely pleased to be able to meet with President Rahmon and to discuss a number of issues regarding our bilateral relationship. And I thanked him for hosting me here in Dushanbe and for sending Foreign Minister Aslov to Samarkand to take part in an important meeting of the five Central Asian countries. And we recognize that Tajikistan has the unique position of having – of being a Central Asian country with the longest border with Afghanistan and that that has presented some very real security challenges. And I emphasized the United States commitment to working with Tajikistan and with other countries in the region to strengthen the border security.
So we – as you can see, we squeezed a lot into a short amount of time, and the president very graciously invited me to come back for a longer visit, which I would like to do, and in the meantime we agreed to continue working with our teams on all of these issues in order to try to build as constructively as we can out of the C5 – the meeting of the five countries in the region plus the United States – to see if we can find a new level of cooperation and specific projects that we might be able to work on to further our interests together.
So I thank Tajikistan. I thank the President, the Foreign Minister, for welcoming me today and I look forward to returning sometime soon. Thank you very much. Thank you.






Emomali Rahmon received US Secretary of State John Kerry 03.11.2015


Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the countries of Central Asia and the USA on the “C5+1” framework 01.11.2015

On November 1, 2015, Tajikistan Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov participated in the First meeting of the ministers of Central Asia and the United States of America, which was held in Samarkand on the “C5+1” framework. The foreign ministers of the six countries discussed trade and investment, transportation and communication, and humanitarian issues, such as economic growth, the importance of water and energy recourses management, regional security and stability, as well as human dimension and educational cultural cooperation. Also, the foreign ministers exchanged views on current important regional and global political issues.













The President of Tajikistan with CIS Heads of Government 30.10.2015

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received on 30/10/2015 the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States, who arrived in Dushanbe in order to take part at the next meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council.
A constructive discussion was held on issues of cooperation in the framework of CIS.
Head of State Emomali Rahmon, recalling the negative impact of financial, economic and political crisis in the region and the world, said: "In our opinion, while maintaining multidimensional operation, the CIS should identify as a priority of its activities economic component and security in its area of responsibility. »
Particular attention was paid to the current situation in the north of Afghanistan, its likely impact on the Central Asian region and the southern borders of the Commonwealth.
The meeting participants agreed on most issues related to the development of multilateral cooperation within the CIS.








Tajikistan listed among the 10 countries where people feel the safest to walk alone at night 30.10.2015




Prime Minister’s Visit to the Republic of Tajikistan 24.10.2015



Abe in Tajikistan for talks with Rahmon 24.10.2015

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting Tajikistan for talks with President Emomali Rahmon. Abe arrived in Tajikistan from Turkmenistan on Saturday. It is the 3rd leg of his tour of Mongolia and 5 nations in Central Asia. He is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Tajikistan.
The country shares a long border with Afghanistan.
There are concerns in Tajikistan that drugs and Islamic extremist groups may cross into the country. Abe believes that stability in Tajikistan will help make the entire region more secure. His talks with Rahmon are expected to focus on cooperation over border controls and measures to combat drugs.
Abe will visit a UN office to lay flowers at a cenotaph dedicated to Yutaka Akino, a Japanese scholar killed by militants in 1988 while serving as a UN observer in Tajikistan.









Japan offers aid to Tajikistan 24.10.2015

The bilateral cooperation was touted in a joint statement issued following a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe.
"Based on the achievements made in the talks, I will make efforts to further develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries," Abe, who visited Tajikistan as the first Japanese prime minister, told a joint press conference after the talks.
The two leaders also agreed on bilateral efforts to strengthen border control to prevent narcotics and weapons from flowing into Tajikistan from neighboring Afghanistan, noting that the stability of Tajikistan and other central Asian countries is crucial for global society, the statement said.
Japan and Tajikistan also hope the framework will help prevent money laundering in an effort to counter terrorism, it also said.
Regarding agricultural assistance, Japan will help Tajikistan combat the damage to crops from locust plagues by working with the Food and Agriculture Organization on research to eradicate the insects.
For infrastructure development, Japan will offer for a project to rehabilitate water supply systems in the Pyanj district of the Khatlon region of Tajikistan to provide more drinking water and stem diseases spread by contaminated water.
The statement also noted the necessity for countries to act in accordance with the rule of law to secure peace and stability, without singling out specific nations.






Tajik-Japanese official talks in an expanded format 24.10.2015

A comprehensive discussion of issues relating to the friendly relations and multifaceted cooperation between Tajikistan and Japanwas held during the official talks in an expanded format. A constructive exchange of views took place on expanding political, trade-economic, investment, scientific, technological and cultural relations, as well as on regional and international issues of mutual interest. President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon expressed his gratitude to the Government of Japan for its continued support of social development to Tajikistan and said that the financial and technical assistance of Japan in Tajikistan implemented over 340 social projects.....










Beginning of the oficial visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Tajikistan 24.10.2015


The first visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Tajikistan, who has arrived today on an official visit to Dushanbe, began with the official welcoming ceremony in front of Qasri Millat (Palace of the Nation). For welcoming the distinguished guest at the square in front of Palace of Nation formed a guard of honor and a brass band. Distinguished guest - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was greeted by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon who invited him to the honorary tribune.The official welcoming ceremony from report of Honor Guard’s commander, the performance of National Anthems of the two countries and then continued by a joint passageway of the Head of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon....













Ambassador has met with the advisor of "Cokey" company 23.10.2015




Meeting of Ambassador 20.10.2015



Congratulation on the occasion of the State Language Day 04.10.2015

Today, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon...


Tajikistan in "Jata Tourism Expo 2015"



Participation in high-level event "From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific region" 30.09.2015

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon said in his speech that "We are now at a very important stage in history when our decisions are dependent on the fate of our future generations. The landlocked countries of our region, in particular the least developed and developing countries and small island countries have common challenges and priorities, the decision and the implementation of which require our immediate and decisive action at both national and regional levels".According to Emomali Rahmon,...

Statement of His Excellency Emomali Rahmon at General Debates of the 70th session of UNGA 29.09.2015

It is a great pleasure to join the cordial congratulations extended to distinguished Mr. Mogens Lykketoft on his election as the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.
The current session of the UN General Assembly offers a unique opportunity to comprehend the accomplishments of the United Nations during its 70 years’ history and to reiterate our resolution to meet aspirations and hopes of our peoples for a secure and sustainable development.
Statement at General Debates of the 70th session of UNGA.


Participation and speech at the General Debates of the 70th session of United Nations General Assembly 29.09.2015

At the outset, the Head of Tajik state Emomali Rahmon extended congratulations to Mr. Mogens Lykketoft on his election as the President of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, and stated that “The current session of the UN General Assembly offers a unique opportunity to comprehend the accomplishments of the United Nations during its 70 years’ history and to reiterate our resolution to meet aspirations and hopes of our peoples for a secure and sustainable development.”".
The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon...


Participation at the High level Forum of Land Locked Developing Countries 28.09.2015

Today, 28 September 2015...

Statement at the High level Forum of Land Locked Developing Countries 28.09.2015

First of all, I would like to extend...


Official Website of the Tourism Authority of Tajikistan.



High Level International Conference on the Implementation of the International Decade for Action "Water For Life",2005-2015 in Dushanbe.



Negotiations of the delegations of Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan and Japan





Signing of Memorandum of Mutual Understanding





Sakura – symbol of the strong friendship between Tajikistan and Japan




The site of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan



The site of the Ministry of Foreign affairs



The site of the National Information Agency



The site of the Parliament



The site of the National Bank





Facebook page of MFA of Tajikistan

Facebook page of the Embassy of Tajikistan in Japan


21st Anniversary of Independence Day




The Tajik Golden Heritage



1. President Emomali Rahmon should be widely supported by the West

2. Tajikistan leads the way

Author: Struan Stevenson is Personal Representative of the President in Office of the OSCE (Kazakhstan) responsible for the Ecology & Environment of Central Asia. He is a Conservative Member of the European Parliament representing Scotland and President of the Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development.


The message from the roof of the world

Mr.Hamrokhon Zarifi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

New On-line brochure:
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Statement of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan


Roghun project is a zero-risk case for Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan

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