session of OIC adopts special resolution on
from member countries of SCO to work out
text of agreement on struggling drug trafficking.
Board of Tajik Lower House considers
agreement between Tajikistan and IDB on Dushanbe water
Regional Representative of UN Office for Struggling
Drugs and Crime arriving in Tajik capital today.
Training seminar formally titled "Women's Oral
Stories" held in Tajik capital.
Tajikistan takes third place in Dushanbe Central Asian
Inhabitants of Isfara District in northern Tajikistan
learn how to mitigate effects of mudfloods.
10TH SESSION OF OIC ADOPTS SPECIAL
RESOLUTION ON TAJIKISTAN
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - By proposal of Tajik President
Emomali Rahmonov the 10th session of the Organization of
Conference (OIC) has adopted a special resolution on Tajikistan,
presidential press service reported.
Zafar Saidov, presidential press secretary, says the document
appeal to all member nations of the OIC and financial institutions
the region covered by the OIC for taking an active part
undertaken by the Tajik Government to overcome economic
and further economic reforms in the republic. The resolution
appeal to the Islamic Development (IDB) for increasing financial
technical assistance to Tajikistan. Mr. Abd ul-Vahid Belkeziz
(phonetically spelled), the OIC Secretary General is to
personally a process of implementation of this resolution
and submit a
report on the work done to the 11th session of the Organization.
According to presidential press service, a Russian delegation
representing the country with a 20-million Muslim community
participated at the OIC session for the first time.
Presidential press secretary says that Friday evening, October
members of the Tajik delegation - Foreign Minister Talbak
Economy and Trade Minister Hakim Soliyev - took part at
a ceremony of
an official opening of Tajik trade representative office
According to Zafar Saidov, during the presence in Malaysia
framework of the OIC session President Rahmonov held series
meetings with his counterparts from other OIC countries
representatives from the Organization's agencies. Thus,
with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Asad. In the course of
the sides discussed issues related to expansion of cooperation
Tajikistan and Syria. The sides also discussed the current
in Near East, in South and Central Asia. The current situation
Afghanistan was in the center of discussion of a meeting
Rahmonov with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Tajik
stated his position on a range of issues related to stabilization
economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, Zafar Saidov said.
President also held talks with the IDB President Ahmad Muhammad
During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to
investments to Tajikistan. Rahmonov suggested that one of
the IDB Board of Governors should be held next year in the
capital. It was noted that that step would attract attention
investors from the OIC region to Tajikistan. During the
Crown prince of Saudi Arabia Emir Abdullah bin Abd ul-Aziz
broad range of issues related to bilateral cooperation between
Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia, problems of the OIC region,
this Organization and the current international situation
discussed. The sides agreed on exchange of working visits
government delegations for working out mutually beneficial
bilateral cooperation agreements.
TAJIKISTAN, MALAYSIA TO BOOST BILATERAL
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - During the presence in
Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov on Friday, October 17,
met with His
Majesty Said Putra Jamalullai, King of Malaysia, Zafar Saidov,
presidential press secretary, told Asia-Plus.
In the course of the talks the sides discussed a broad range
of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. It was
hope that concrete steps would be taken in near future for
of cultural and trade-economic cooperation between Tajikistan
Malaysia. Tajik side is ready to take all necessary efforts
achieve this goal, Saidov quoted President Rahmonov as saying.
also discussed problems of the OIC region and ways to solve
An exchange of views on the OIC summit agenda, problems
of the OIC
region and ways to solve them was held during a meeting
Rahmonov with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathira Muhammad.,
to presidential press secretary. They sides expressed satisfaction
with the current state of friendly relations between the
and interest in establishment of many-sided mutually beneficial
cooperation, first of all in the trade and economic sphere.
expressed readiness for laying legal foundation for expanding
cooperation between the two countries. As it was noted at
the Tajik trade representative office that was opened in
was dedicated to promote establishment and expansion of
economic relations between Tajikistan and Malaysia. The
attached a great significance to participation of Malaysian
investments and technologies in implementation of economic
EXPERTS FROM SCO COUNTRIES WORKING
OUT AGREEMENT ON STRUGGLING DRUG TRAFFICKING
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - A two-day session of experts
member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
today in the Tajik capital.
The main objective of the meeting is in discussing and working
consolidated text of an agreement of member nations of the
struggling trafficking in narcotics, psychotropic substances
precursors. As Asia-Plus was told at press service of the
Control Agency (DCA) at the Tajik President the meeting
is staged by
the Tajik DCA and MFA.
WAYS SEEKING SOLUTION TO ENERGY,
WATER SUPPLIES PROBLEMS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND TRANS-CAUCASUS
TO BE DISCUSSED IN MOSCOW
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - On October
21-22, a roundtable
meeting on issues related to extracting and transportation
hydrocarbons, use of hydro-energy resources and setting
transport corridors in Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian
will be held in Moscow, according to the source in the Tajik
of Power Engineering.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik Power Engineering Ministry
meeting will give to participants an opportunity to discuss
proposed ways of seeking solution to problems of water and
supplies in Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian countries.
at the meeting are supposed to discuss subjects related
t rational use
of water-energy resources in Central Asia, significance
resources in this region, transportation, processing and
hydrocarbon raw materials, etc. They will also touch upon
of establishment of gas-transportation corridor
BOARD OF TAJIK LOWER HOUSE CONSIDERS
LOAN AGREEMENT WITH IDB ON DUSHANBE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - A loan agreement between
Government of Tajikistan and the Islamic Development Bank
(IDB) on the
Dushanbe water supply project was considered today at a
session of the
Board (Shuro) of the Lower House (Majlisi Namoyandagon)
Parliament presided by Sadullo Khairulloyev, Chairman of
Muhammadato Sultonov, press secretary of the Majlisi Oli
parliament), told Asia-Plus that members of the Tajik Lower
Board also considered a draft law "On Railway Transport",
additions proposed to the RT laws "On Courts in Tajikistan",
Status, Guarantees of Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen
Members of their Families", "On Police",
"On Culture", "On Organs of
Procurator's Office in Tajikistan", "On Legal
Status of Members of the
Majlisi Milli and Deputies of the Majlisi Namoyandagon",
Education", as well as changes and additions proposed
to the Tax and
Customs Codes of the republic.
REPRESENTATIVE FROM UN OFFICE FOR
STRUGGLING DRUGS AND CRIME TO ARRIVE IN TAJIK CAPITAL
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - Newly appointed Regional
Representative of the UN Office for Struggling Drugs and
James Kallahan as supposed to arrive in Dushanbe today afternoon.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik MFA Information Department
Kallahan is arriving in Tajikistan on a fact-finding visit.
3:00 p.m., he plans to meet with the Tajik Drug Control
Director Rustam Nazarov and familiarize himself with the
work carried out by the Agency over the past nine months.
Mr. Kallahan is supposed to hand over of the Tajik Drug
a specially equipped computer class for collection and accumulation
information regarding drug trafficking in the territory
SEMINAR FORMALLY TITLED "WOMEN'S
ORAL STORIES" HELD IN TAJIK CAPITAL
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - A two-day training seminar
titled "Women's Oral Stories" for history teachers
general-education schools was held last weekends at "Kokhi
Complex in Dushanbe.
Ms. Gulchehra Qobilova, Coordinator of the Gender Researches'
at the Tajik Branch of Open Society Institute/Assistance
(OSI/AF), told Asia-Plus that the goal of the seminar was
methods of research and analysis of women's oral stories.
themes of the training were "Women's Folklore"
and "Women's Oral
Stories during Civil War". Trainers Nargis Halimova
Qobilova, who had been directly engaged in researching women's
in various regions of the republic, have conducted the seminar.
The training participants included 20 teachers from Dushanbe,
and Khatlon provinces. Participants in the seminar learnt
collection and generalization of information on these themes
gender problems. Qobilova stressed that the seminar could
considered continuation of international conference on a
role of women
in democratization of society that was held in Dushanbe
in June, 2002.
According to her, they have received not so many applications
therefore it has been decided to conduct only one seminar
capital city instead of the three planned (in Dushanbe,
Qurghon Teppa). Ms Qobilova also told Asia-Plus that it
decided to include the women's oral stories in course of
secondary schools. "We would hail if a book about women's
history of women of the country on the whole, which would
as a personality is written", Ms Qobilova noted.
POLITICAL PARTIES DISCUSS AMENDMENTS
TO RT LAW
ON PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - Representatives from six
parties functioning in the Tajik northern Sughd province
in polemics at a meeting in Khujand on issues related to
and transparency of the forthcoming parliamentary elections
republic. The seminar was staged by the National Democracy
The source in the NDI told Asia-Plus that the participants
seminar had discussed new draft law worked out by a working
for making changes to the R Law "On elections to the
Majlisi Oli of
the Republic of Tajikistan". The source says the seminar
have also discussed issues related to informing voters of
changes and additions. According to organizers of the seminar,
form of discussion of bills may promote broad coverage of
opinions and proposals existing in society.
TAJIKISTAN TAKES THIRD PLACE IN
DUSHANBE CENTRAL ASIAN GAME
Dushanbe, October 20, Asia-Plus - an official ceremony of
5th Central Asian Games in Dushanbe will be held today,
at 5:00 p.m.,
at Central Frunze Stadium of the Tajik capital.
On results of the Games a national team of Kazakhstan tops
Asian Games in Dushanbe. Kazakh athletes have won 112 medals
total, including 48 gold, 31 silver and 33 bronze. The Uzbek
team with 91 medals (36 gold, 35 silver and 20 bronze medals)
taken the second place. Sportsmen from Tajikistan have won
in total, including 18 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze, and
stand on the
third place. Kyrgyz national team has won 59 medals, including
gold, 14 silver and 40 bronze, in the Dushanbe Central Asian
stands on the fourth place. The Turkmen national team with
(5 silver and 18 bronze) has closed the score-table of the
Asian Games in Dushanbe.
Today afternoon, a ceremony of giving prizes to our sportsmen
held at the National Olympic Committee (NOC). Our sportsmen
the first place will be given checks for $500.00, holders
medals will be given checks for $300.00 and Tajik athletes
bronze medals will be giving checks for $200.00 each
INHABITANTS OF ISFARA DISTRICT
IN NORTHERN TAJIKISTAN LEARN HOW TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - An exercise on practicing
effects of mudfloods has concluded in Isfara District of
northern Sughd province.
According to information from the Tajik Ministry of Emergency
Situations and Civil Defense, more than 400 persons have
in the exercise organized by the Emergency Staff for Sughd
Besides, explanatory work has been carried out among residents
settlements in this district.
The source in the Tajik Emergency Situations Ministry also
such exercises are also planned to be conducted for inhabitants
District in northern Tajikistan at the end of the current
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