OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER , 2003
Tajik Lower House (Majlisi Namoyandagon) began its work;
- A session of council of CIS railways in Dushanbe endorsed
a schedule of rail traffic across territory of the CIS for
- Electricity rationing determined at 7 hours a day was
introduced in Tajikistan.
A session of the Tajik-Turkish joint commission for economic
cooperation opened in Dushanbe;
Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov received visiting delegation
of the Parliamentary Assembly of the European Union.
President Rahmonov presided working session of the government
to discuss a progress of cotton-picking campaign.
Tajik Lower House (Majlisi Namoyandagon) ratified an agreement
between Tajikistan and the United States on subjecting persons
to persecution by the International Criminal Court.
13- Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Khairulloyev
met with visiting German and British military delegations
to discuss military and military-technical cooperation.
14- Mr. Alan Waddams, Ambassador of the European
Commission to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan visited
Dushanbe to discuss issues related to further expansion
of many-sided cooperation between Tajikistan and the European
Commission; - 5th Central Asian Games opened in the Tajik
15- Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov left for Malaysia
to attend the 10th summit of the Organization of Islamic
Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov met with visiting head
of the "Avoset Mining" Company Mr. Nachel Macnaier
(phonetically spelled) Scott to discuss prospects of further
expansion of Tajik-British cooperation on gold-mining;
- Regional conference of heads of TACIS offices in Central
Asian countries concluded in Dushanbe. European Union Director
for Central Asia and the Caucasus Per Brix Knudsen told
journalists in Dushanbe that the EU will commit 12 million
euros ($13.9 million) over the next three years for Tajik
land-mine removal along the Uzbek border.
17- The 10th session of the Organization of the
Islamic Conference (OIC) adopted a special resolution on
Tajikistan. The resolution, which appealed to OIC member
states and financial institutions to help Tajikistan's government
overcome the country's economic problems and promote economic
reform, was requested by Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov,
who attended the OIC session in Kuala Lumpur.
20- A two-day session of experts from member countries
of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened today
in the Tajik capital. The main objective of the meeting
is in discussing and working out a consolidated text of
an agreement of member nations of the SCO on struggling
trafficking in narcotics, psychotropic substances and precursors;
- Newly appointed Regional Representative of the UN Office
and Crime (UNODC), Mr. James Kallahan arrived Dushanbe.
22- President Rahmonov met with visiting Director
of the EBRD Business-Group for Russia and Central Asia Mr.
Hubert Panza to discuss issues related to cooperation between
Tajikistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and
- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans a US$100 million
for Tajikistan over the next three years to help build the
rural infrastructure and promote regional cooperation
23- Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov received the
head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission in
Tajikistan, Robert Christiansen, to discuss the most topical
issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and the IMF;
- Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov received Turkish Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The sides discussed increasing
Turkish investment, technology transfer from Turkey to Tajikistan,
and bilateral trade.
24 - President Rahmonov presided session of the
27- President Rahmonov left for Indonesia on an
- Tajik Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov took part at a session
of the Integration Committee of the Eurasian Economic Community.
28 - During the visit to Indonesia, Tajik President
Emomali Rahmonov with his Indonesian counterpart Ms. Megawati
Soekarnoputri and other high-ranking state officials, including
Vice- President Hamzah Haz, People's Consultative Assembly
Rais and House of Representatives Speaker Akbar Tandjung.
30 - Russian border troops stationed on Tajik-Afghan
border detained two Tajik citizens, who were truing to smuggle
60 kilograms of heroin;
- National forum on problems of children being in conflict
with law was held in Dushanbe.
31 - A briefing dedicated to activities of the
Tajik law enforcement agencies in combating drug trafficking
was held in the Tajik capital.