On December 23, 2022, the President of the Republic of
Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation Emomali Rahmon delivered an
address “On the main directions of the domestic and foreign policy
of the republic”.
During his speech, the Head of State declared that today
geopolitical processes still remain difficult and complex. These
processes have led to the growth of disagreements, conflicts, and
intensification of competition between states.
“In such conditions, our state continues a balanced and verified
foreign policy with a view to ensuring its national interests and
protecting its traditional values” – noticed the President of
The Republic of Tajikistan is determined to expand and develop
bilateral and multilateral friendly relations and mutually
beneficial and constructive cooperation with all countries of the
world based on its «Open Doors» foreign policy.
Emomali Rahmon added that in 2022 Tajikistan, celebrated the
30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with
most countries of the world.
He expressed confidence that the maintenance of active relations
and the development and strengthening of the set of relations with
our strategic, traditional and reliable partners is a priority area
of our foreign policy.
“At the same time, we will continue our efforts towards stable
development and strengthening of the spirit of good neighborliness,
trust and sustained friendship in Central Asia” – stated the Head
It was emphasized that Tajikistan will continue its active
cooperation with international partners in the framework of the
United Nations, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the
Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Collective Security Treaty
Organization, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe, the Economic Cooperation Organization, the Organization of
Islamic Cooperation and other multilateral institutions.
In this vein, we enjoy a high-level cooperation with
international financial institutions and we are willing to further
expand this collaboration.
The President also pointed out that Tajikistan will further
contribute to solving pressing issues of the international
community, such as the fight against terrorism, extremism,
transnational organized crime, arms and drugs trafficking,
cybercrimes, as well as adaptation to the impacts of climate change
and elimination of its consequences.
“We support the resolution of international issues and regional
conflicts through dialogue and are interested in the strengthening
the central role of the United Nations in this process. It is a
great pleasure that Tajikistan is recognized at the international
level as a champion country on water and climate issues” –
concluded the Head of State.
It should be noted that on December 14, 2022, the United Nations
General Assembly at the initiative of Tajikistan unanimously
adopted its resolutions to declare 2025 as the «International Year
of Glaciers’ Preservation» and March 21 as the «World Day of
According to this resolution, there will be created a special
Trust Fund in the framework of the United Nations for the
implementation of projects and programs aimed at preserving
glaciers. Also, Dushanbe will host an international conference on
glaciers preservation in 2025.
Indeed, adoption of this resolution at the global level is an
important milestone initiative, which is enable the international
community to undertake the required joint actions on preservation
of the largest drinking water sources.