The Statement of the President of Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Emomali Rahmon at the closing ceremony of the UN 2023 Water Conference
We came together in thousands, in New York these last three days, for the second ever, first in 46 years UN 2023 Water Conference.
We came together because of the urgency: the water is connected to everything else: food, health, climate, nature, culture, and our economies.
And we came together because of the opportunity: water is connected to everything life. It’s indeed life itself.
We know we must radically change the way we understand, value and manage water. There is a need for a new water vision that will reflect the prospects for the development of water resources for the period after 2030, which in its turn will help to reinforce the role of freshwater resources in the next global agenda.
These three days were empowering: we brought the world to New Yok, now we can bring water action to the world.
The water challenges are affecting us all, everywhere.
Your input and reflections in the five interactive dialogues, in the special events and the hundreds of side events showed that our principles of this conference were no empty ambitions: inclusive, cross sectoral and action oriented.
We have to strengthen the nexus approach for water with food, health, cities and rural areas, as well as energy and climate, and make water the driver for sustainable development.
Statement at the opening ceremony of the Square of "Independence" on the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the State Independence
Honorable residents of the capital city!
I would like to cordially congratulate all the glorious people of Tajikistan, the residents of the capital city of Dushanbe and all of you – participants of this grand celebration event on the great national holiday – the 31st Anniversary of State Independence, as well as on the occasion of the official inauguration of the “Istiqlol” square and monument, and wish all citizens peace, prosperity, good health and happiness.
The State Independence is the beginning of a completely new era in the history of Tajik statehood, a new stage in the formation of our national identity and the greatest holiday for the people of Tajikistan.
Independence and freedom are the source of glory and privilege of our people, thanks to which we have been striving tirelessly for the sake of prosperity of our beloved Motherland for more than three decades.
Inspired by the dedicated work of the honorable people of Tajikistan, I would like to proudly and pleasingly indicate that on the eve of the 31st anniversary of State Independence celebration the opening of such a beautiful square and a magnificent monument as a symbol of independence and freedom in the capital city – Dushanbe is another achievement of the people of the country.
Congratulatory address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the National Unity Day
In the history of every people and nation, events are recorded that, as the fruit of the mind and wisdom of these people, are of great and tremendous importance for the strength of the state and serve future generations as a torch illuminating the path.
The achievement of peace and stability and the establishment of national unity for the Tajik people are such historical events, and today the 25th anniversary of National Unity Day is widely celebrated in our beloved country.
On this occasion, I sincerely and warmly congratulate all of you, all dear Tajikistan and foreign compatriots.
In the early nineties of the last century, in the aftermath of the intrigues of the traitors of the Tajik people and the enemies of the Tajik state, the people of independent Tajikistan were plunged into the maelstrom of an imposed civil war, as a result of which all spheres of society and the state faced a tragic crisis.
The biggest danger that arose in those difficult times was the threat of the collapse of the Tajik nation and the disappearance of the young Tajik state from the political map of the world.
Such a difficult and dangerous situation forced the faithful, patriotic and vigilant sons and daughters of the nation to take serious steps to prevent this dangerous process and, above all, to convene a session of the Supreme Council - the only competent body of that time.
Congratulatory address of the Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday
I sincerely congratulate all of you and our compatriots living abroad on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
I wish every family in the country, first of all, health, happiness, a prosperous life, and our beloved Tajikistan - peace, stability, tranquility, and further improvement.
I want to note with satisfaction that the glorious people of Tajikistan during the holy month of Ramadan, along with the fulfilment of all religious duties, worked conscientiously for the prosperity of the Motherland and the well-being of every family in the country, and also adhered to the good tradition of our nation supporting orphans, the disabled, low-income families, the sick and those left without caregivers.
Indeed, the wisdom and prosperity of the month of Ramadan and the holy holiday of Fitr are the educational means of a pious, benevolent, caring person striving for good deeds.
This year we are celebrating the traditional Muslim holiday - Holy Fitr at a time when the modern world is in a state of great crisis and tensions, and human community is going through one of the most difficult periods in its history.
At present, the situation on the planet has become more complicated than ever with political and military conflicts, economic and financial sanctions, which stem from efforts on redivision of the world.
Congratulatory address of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the Sada holiday
I sincerely congratulate all of you on the occasion of the advent of a holiday of our ancient people, which came down from the depths of centuries – the Sada holiday.
Sada, along with truly popular holidays – Navruz, Tirgon and Mehrgon, is one of the oldest traditions of the peoples of Aryan origin, including us Tajiks, and after many centuries had passed, it was revived anew during the period of independence of Tajikistan.
In accordance with the traditional Tajik calendars, the Sada holiday falls on the winter’s fortieth day, during the period of cold weather, and gives the news that winter and the cold season are coming to a close and the spring season and the beginning of agricultural work are approaching.
From this ancient holiday to the present day, a number of traditions and customs, cultural and literary patterns, experience laid down by farmers have been inherited, and these spiritual values unite today's generations with more than six thousand years of history of our people.
In this regard, let me remind you that in the context of the ever-increasing expansion of the globalization process, the recognition of ancient history, pride in the millennia-old culture and civilization of our people, the revival of the best ancient traditions and customs, bringing them into line with today's spiritual and moral values strengthen our historical self-awareness and our national mentality .
Address on key aspects of Tajikistan’s domestic and foreign policy by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Leader of the Nation, H.E. Emomali Rahmon to the Parliament of the Republic of Tajikistan
Distinguished Members of Majlisi Milli and Majlisi Namoyandagon of Majlisi Oli!
This year I am addressing the supreme legislative body of our country in the truly historic for the glorious people of Tajikistan year - the 30th anniversary of the state independence and freedom of our beloved Motherland.
Everybody, including our dear compatriots, honorable members of the Parliament and distinguished participants have witnessed the 2020 as one of the most difficult years for the people of the planet, including Tajikistan from many perspectives.
As a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus and the associated rapid decline in economic activity and the unprecedented rise in unemployment, the situation on the planet has become even more complicated, leading to a severe economic, financial and social crisis.
It is hard to find any country or even sector in the world not affected by the crisis. According to the international experts, this is the first ever such a severe crisis of this kind during the last hundred years leading to a serious recession in the world economy.
Message of Congratulation by the Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the State Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan
I extend my sincere and heartfelt congratulation to all of you on the 29th anniversary of the grand holiday in the modern history of our country, i.e., the State Independence Day of the Republic of Tajikistan, and wish every resident of our state prosperity, happy life, success, and further achievements.
Our people gained state independence and began to build their own national state 29 years ago. The beginning of independence and the first steps towards building an independent Tajik state fell on a very difficult period in the history of our people. Through the fault of the traitors and enemies of the Tajik nation and their foreign patrons, our newly independent Tajikistan received an acutely sensitive blow as a result of the imposed civil war. At the time, when we did not even have the symbols of our independent state, and our people were making its first steps towards independence and freedom, traitors to the Motherland - those who sold their honor and conscience, dragged Tajikistan into a whirlpool of political confrontation and armed clashes.
With the purpose of a comprehensive presentation, the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan approved the symbol for the celebration of the Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019 – 2021.
The symbol was prepared by the artists, designers and teachers of the Tajik State Institute of Fine Arts and Design. The emblem is surrounded by the colors od the state flag. Two other additional spherical green lines and seven stars represent national symbols. On both sides of the symbol, the word Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts, 2019-2021 is written in Tajik and English.
The main element of the symbol is displayed at the center of the circle, – the mountains of Tajikistan, the shining sun, and the unique beauty of rural life, highways, tunnels and tourists as a symbol of tourism development, rubob (national musical instrument), earthen jug, pomegranates and grapes as a symbol of agricultural development. All this is the embodiment of the fact that Tajikistan, with its unusually beautiful nature, is recognized as the land of delicious fruits.
The image is decorated with national ornaments, which is a reflection of folk crafts. Dams, tunnels, roads and fruits represent Tajikistan’s four strategic goals, – ensuring energy independence, breaking the communication deadlock, food security and acceleration of industrialization.