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Meeting with the Governor of the JBIC
On October 24, 2016, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Mr. Akira Kondoh.
During the meeting the sides exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations in monetary and financial cooperation and their further expansion, and carry out activities in the implementation of joint projects based on the existing vast untapped potential of the two countries.
The Tajik side gave comprehensive information to the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation on economic and investment condition of Tajikistan, the gradual development of these areas in the entrepreneurship activity and the importance of JBIC's involvement in the development of bilateral cooperation that serves the interests of both states.
The two sides agreed that the top priority at this stage is to build partnerships between entrepreneurs of the two countries.
Meeting with the Chairman of the JETRO
On October 24, 2016, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi had meeting with the Chairman of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige. The meeting was also attended by representatives of industrial and energy, banking sectors of the economy of Tajikistan, and heads of branch offices of JETRO.
In the course of the meeting parties had productive exchange of views on the state and prospects of Tajik-Japanese cooperation, in particular, the sides discussed in detail the ways of implementing the various relevant and practical issues on the bilateral agenda. JETRO representatives briefed about the main directions of the organization's activities abroad and in the Central Asian region, and proposed to establish an information exchange between business circles of the two countries.
At the end of the meeting the sides expressed mutual willingness to promote further development of bilateral ties in the fields of economy, trade, industry and technology, in particular to carry out joint activities with the participation of representatives of various sectors of the economies of two countries.
Meeting with Professor of Hiroshima University
On October 17, 2016, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with Professor of Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at the University of Hiroshima Mrs. Marie Katayanagi.
During the meeting the sides discussed capacity building of young specialists, the possibility of direct collaboration with the universities of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of educational programs and exchange of students and young scholars, as well as cooperation within the framework of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS).
Both sides agreed to comprehensively promote the establishment of cooperation in this field.
Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of State Independence of Tajikistan
On September 27, Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan hosted an Official Reception on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The event was attended by Mr. Motome Takisawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan as a Chief Guest on behalf of the Government of Japan.
The Guests of Honor of the event were Minister for Reconstruction Mr. Masahiro IMAMURA, Member of House of Representatives of National Diet of Japan and Member of Tajikistan - Japan Parliamentary Friendship League Mr. Hitoshi Kiuchi and Member of the House of Councilors of the National Diet of Japan Ms. Kyoko Nakayama.
The Official Reception also attended by members of Parliament and government representatives, heads of the departments and divisions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Ms. Kae Yanagisawa and heads of departments of JICA, President of Japan International Cooperation Center Ms. Sachiko Yamano, Rector of the United Nations University - Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Dr. David M. Malone, Former Ambassadors of Japan in Tajikistan, Chairman and CEO of Japan External Trade Organization Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige, President of Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation Mr. Keisuke Kuroki, representatives of other ministries and agencies, the diplomatic corps, business and academic circles, Tajikistan - Japan Friendship Associations, representatives of the mass media, as well as fellow Tajik citizens - professors of Japanese Universities and students studying at present in Japan.
In a solemn speech the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi stressed the notable achievements of the country over the years of independence, and referred to the Independence Day as the main holiday of statehood and its special significance for the people of Tajikistan, mentioned the priorities of foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan and underlined the importance of existing mechanisms for further cooperation between Tajikistan and Japan.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Mr. Motome Takisawa on behalf of the Government of Japan expressed warmest and most sincere congratulations on the occasion of the Anniversary of State Independence of Tajikistan, noted the achievements in bilateral and multilateral relations, and called for expansion of relations in the relevant areas of the bilateral cooperation.
Congratulatory message on behalf of the Tajikistan-Japan Parliamentary Friendship Group made by Member of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament and the Member of Tajikistan-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League, Mr. Hitoshi Kiuchi, who in his speech noted the intensification of bilateral political dialogue and expressed mutual interest in strengthening future cooperation.
The reception was followed by cultural programs: the works of famous Tajik composer – Talabkhuja Sattorov performed by Japanese musicians, as well as the national dance performances by Japanese artists.
The official reception was held in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, received positive feedback from all participants.
Meeting with President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency
On September 15, 2016, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon ZARIFI has met with the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka. The meeting was also attended by senior officials from headquarters of JICA.
During the meeting the issues of current state and perspectives for further fruitful cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency were discussed. The parties also discussed the implementation of the agreements reached during the summit meeting between the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon and the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe within the framework of the abovementioned aspects.
Tajikistan has a leading position among the Central Asian countries in receiving the grand assistance from the Government of Japan through JICA. In this connection the Tajik side commended JICA's activities in the country, which promotes to the development of cooperation in the fields of education and human resource development, health care, construction and reconstruction of roads, energy, strengthening agricultural sector, water supply, private sector, etc.
Interlocutors thoroughly discussed the importance of the implementation of joint projects on the territory of Tajikistan and on capacity building of young specialists within the framework of the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS).
There was an exchange of views on the international agenda, in particular the joint interaction on countering challenges and security threats in the world and the region.
Meeting with the President of the Min-On Concert Association
On September 14, 2016 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi held a meeting with Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi, the President of the Min-On Concert Association. Mr. Kazuto Ito, Divisional Director – Business Affairs Division of the Min-On Concert Association, Mr. Masahiro Takei, Director of the Department of International Relations of Soka Gakkai International, Mr. Hajime Mizushima, Vice Director of the Department of International Relations and Ms. Mika Fujino, Officer of Department of International Relations also attended the meeting.
Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi, on behalf of the leadership of Soka Gakkai International and the whole team of the organization congratulated the Tajik side with the 25th Anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan. The sides thoroughly exchanged views on enhancing cultural exchange through conducting joint cultural events with the participation of the two countries' artists.
It should be noted, that at the invitation of the Min-On Concert Association legendary Tajik dance ensemble "Zebo" in past visited Tokyo. In this regard, the sides expressed their interest in the continuation and intensification of this existing tradition. Interlocutors agreed that the organizing such cultural visits, promotes mutual understanding and contributes to the strengthening of bilateral cooperation. They also outlined ways holding such events in the future. At the end of the meeting Ambassador of Tajikistan invited Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi to visit Tajikistan on the days of national holidays, which are conventionally followed by cultural events.
Meeting with the Member of the House of Representatives of National Diet of Japan
On 13 September, 2016, the meeting of Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi with Mr. Kiuchi Hitoshi, Member of House of Representatives of National Diet of Japan took place.
As the meeting started, Mr. Kiuchi Hitoshi expressed gratitude to the Government of Tajikistan for the support on the Resolution to establish “World Tsunami Awareness Day” on November 5th, which was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly and handed appreciation letter of Mr. Toshihiro Nikai, Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party addressed to the Ambassador of Tajikitsan.
Then, the sides discussed issues of the bilateral agenda, as well as the need to continue to promote the strengthening of friendly relations and mutually beneficial partnership between Tajikistan and Japan on bilateral level and in the international arena.
Meeting with representatives of Soka Gakkai International
On September 7, 2016 at the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan, the Ambassador of Tajikistan Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with Mr. Masahiro Takei, Director of the Department of International Relations of Soka Gakkai International. Mr. Hajime Mizushima, Vice Director of the Department of International Relations and Ms. Mika Fujino, Officer of Department of International Relations also attended the meeting.
The sides discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of culture and art, as well as the possibility of organizing and conducting joint activities with the participation of various art groups and choreographic ensembles of the two countries.
The parties also paid special attention to the importance of the upcoming meeting of the Ambassador of Tajikistan in Japan with the leadership of SGI.
At the end of the meeting, Mr. Masahiro Takeo handed to the Head of Diplomatic Mission of Tajikistan a congratulatory letter of the President of Soka Gakkai International, Mr. Harada, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Meeting with representatives of the private sector of Japan
On 7 September, 2016, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan in Japan Dr. Hamrokhon ZARIFI held a meeting with Mr. Tsukamoto Yoshimine – President of “Iryo Hojin Zenshinkai Group" and Mr. Hadi Shohrati – President and CEO of "Hit World Management Group".
During the meeting the sides discussed issues of possible partnerships in the sphere of labor migration and training of specialists in accordance with the requirements of the local labour market.
Tajik diplomats conquered Mount Fuji
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On the occasion of 25th anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan Embassy staff, headed by Ambassador Dr. Hamrokhon Zarifi climbed to the highest peak of Japan - sacred for every Japanese Mount Fuji.
Despite the long hours of exhausting trekking, strong gusts of wind that made up to 35 km/h, temperature changes (at the bottom of the volcano air temperature was 25 °С, and at the top of Fuji ranged from +5 to +7 °C), the Tajik diplomats at an altitude of 3776 m. hoisted the flag of the Republic of Tajikistan. Climbing a mountain took about 6 hours and 3.5 hours to descent.
The first attempt of the diplomatic staff of the mission of Tajikistan to conquer the Mount Fuji about two weeks ago was not successful - the weather conditions (heavy rain, fog and gusty wind), contrary to the predictions did not allow to climb higher than 8th station (around 3400 m): the whole mountain is divided into 10 stations, the so-called gome.
Particularly it deserves to point out mysterious weather of Mount Fuji - at the second attempt to climb the mountain from the southwestern part; Mount Fuji was shrouded with impenetrable fog, rain and wind, while the eastern side was shining bright sun. Although, while climbing the mountain, the wind increased at the peak tore a gaping tourists’ equipment, and often gave away the tourists themselves.
Climbing Tajik diplomats took place from Subashiri trail, about 8 km long. All in all, from the 5th station up to the top there are 4 trails: Kawaguchiko, Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya. There are also routes from the bottom of the mountain: Shojiko, Yoshida, Suyama and Murayama. All routes are equipped with special tracks.
Special consideration is given to the maintenance of clean at Mount Fuji - the throwing wastes and garbage is strictly prohibited; each tourist is given a special plastic bag for free to dispose garbage. Failure to comply with this rule shall be entitled to the administration to fine careless tourist.
Most of the year the Mount Fuji shrouded with mist and it always rare chance to see the mountain in all its splendor and majesty. Climbing season is open only two months of the year - from early July to late August. During this period the weather at Mount Fuji is considered to be favorable; climbing the mountain safer and all the facilities operate; including numerous yamagoya (Japanese mountain hut), where travelers are able to buy food and drinks, as well as relax.
Fujiyama, or as it is called by Japanese – Fujisan is the symbol and pride of Japan, and unbreakable bond of generations the traditions of the Japanese people. Every Japanese person is committed and honored to climb Mount Fuji during its life. There is even the Japanese saying: “if you never climb Mount Fuji once you are a fool, if you climb it more than once you are twice the fool."
This is not only a place of religious pilgrimage, but also a very popular destination for foreign tourists. Every year the mountain is visited by about 300 000-400 000 people, one third of whom are foreign tourists, though not all of them dare to conquer the mountain. It is noteworthy that on the top of Mount Fuji, along with administrative buildings (meteorological station, post office, and hotel) there is Shinto shrine, Japanese traditional Shinto religion.
Not every is capable of conquering the majestic Mount Fuji; every traveler, who set out to make the ascent must possess certain physical endurance and training, possess the skill and experience of climbing in the mountains, to be able to orientate in unexpected and difficult situations. That's why in each group of tourists there has to be a person with all the above criteria.
The uniqueness of the Mount Fuji is its perfect conical shape, created by nature over thousands of years - numerous volcanic explosions and abundant lava have created its unusual conical shape. Fuji volcano is active “stratovolcano” that last erupted in 1707–1708.
Mount Fuji is located on the Japanese island of Honshu, 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, and is considered to be less-active volcano. Mount Fuji is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the scenic surroundings mountains are part of the National Park Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
Mount Fuji captivates with its beauty and grandeur, and the silver surfaces of the five legendary lakes add the incredibly beautiful landscape, spreading out around the mountain. Aokigahara forest is very famous - at the bottom of the volcano Fuji soaked with legends about ghosts and spirits that inhabit this forest. In general, the very emergence of Mount Fuji shrouded in legends and myths. For example, in ancient times only the chosen one were able to conquer the sacred Mount Fuji, and according to legend one who reached the top became “immortal”.
A special place is taken by Mount Fuji in Japanese poetry and the visual arts. Its grandeur and divine beauty inspired poets sang praises, and the artists portrayed the "true form" of Mount Fuji as a smoking volcano with acute apex, eternally covered with ice.
An interesting fact is that the top of the Mount Fuji (from station 8 up to the top) is a private property owned by the Sengen Grand Shrine.
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.
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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.
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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).
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