Visits of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to European countries and institutions

 

On June 6 – 11th , 2011 President of Tajikistan Rahmon has made official visits to several European countries and institutions.      

European tour of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon has started on June 6 th in Strasbourg by visiting Council of Europe and meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland. During the meeting they discussed a number of areas related to the promotion of democracy and the respect for human rights and the rule of law.

At the result of negotiations, President of Tajikistan, signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education of the Republic of Tajikistan in Europe. Following the talks, a Joint Press Release of the President and Secretary General of the Council of Europe was published.

On the same day, President Emomali Rahmon paid a visit to the European Parliament. President of Tajikistan has met with President of the European Parliament, Mr. Jerzy Buzek. Then the head of state attended the opening session of European Parliament. A series of meetings in the committees of the European Parliament took place and President made a statement at a joint meeting of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Delegation for relations with Central Asian countries.

On June 7th President of Tajikistan paid ​​an official visit to Austria and met with Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer. In the presence of two Presidents an Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation was signed and the Joint Declaration of Presidents of Tajikistan and the Republic of Austria on further strengthening bilateral relations has been adopted.

On June 8th  in Vienna Emomali Rahmon also has met with Federal Chancellor of Austria, Mr. Werner Faymann. During the issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation, water and energy problems and the situation in Afghanistan meeting were discussed.       

On the same day, an official delegation of Tajikistan took part in the session of the World Economic Forum in Vienna and made a speech there.

On June 8-10th, 2011 President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon paid an official visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The President has met with Grand Duke Henri, Prime Minister Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg Mr. Laurent Mozar. 

During the visit the parties signed the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation, Agreement on air services. A Joint Statement of the President of Tajikistan and Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on further strengthen bilateral relations was adopted.

The President also visited the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg and hold the talks with the Director General of the House, Mr. Pierre Gramegna. At the end of negotiations in the presence of President of Tajikistan, the ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Chamber of Commerce of Tajikistan and the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce took place. Then, in a building of Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce a Joint Forum on economic cooperation and investment between the two countries was held, where Emomali Rahmon took part and made a speech.

On June 10th, Emomali Rahmon met with the President of the European Investment Bank Mr. Phillipe Mejshtad. On the result of this meeting a Joint Press Release about the visit of President Emomali Rahmon in the European Investment Bank was published. In the presence of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan an Agreement with the European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was signed to allocate loans to Tajikistan in the amount of 14 million euros and a grant of 7 million euros for restoration of electric power distribution system with low and high voltage.

On June 10-11th, 2011 President of Tajikistan Rahmon paid an official visit to Hungary.

During his visit, Emomali Rahmon has met with Hungarian President Pal Schmidt. During the visit, a number of bilateral agreements have been signed between countries:

Joint Statement of the Republic of Tajikistan and Hungary on further strengthen bilateral relations;      

Agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary on cooperation in the field of agriculture;

Agreement between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health of Hungary on cooperation in health;

Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.

The text of the Agreement between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Hungary on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments was also initiated.