News Headlines

  • 10th session of OIC adopts special resolution on
    Tajikistan
  • Experts from member countries of SCO to work out
    text of agreement on struggling drug trafficking.
  • Board of Tajik Lower House considers a loan
    agreement between Tajikistan and IDB on Dushanbe water supply project.
  • 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
    Games.
  • 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 Islamic
Conference (OIC) has adopted a special resolution on Tajikistan,
presidential press service reported.
Zafar Saidov, presidential press secretary, says the document includes
appeal to all member nations of the OIC and financial institutions of
the region covered by the OIC for taking an active part in efforts
undertaken by the Tajik Government to overcome economic difficulties
and further economic reforms in the republic. The resolution includes
appeal to the Islamic Development (IDB) for increasing financial and
technical assistance to Tajikistan. Mr. Abd ul-Vahid Belkeziz
(phonetically spelled), the OIC Secretary General is to control
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 17,
members of the Tajik delegation - Foreign Minister Talbak Nazarov and
Economy and Trade Minister Hakim Soliyev - took part at a ceremony of
an official opening of Tajik trade representative office in Kuala
Lumpur.
According to Zafar Saidov, during the presence in Malaysia within the
framework of the OIC session President Rahmonov held series of
meetings with his counterparts from other OIC countries and senior
representatives from the Organization's agencies. Thus, Rahmonov met
with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Asad. In the course of the talks
the sides discussed issues related to expansion of cooperation between
Tajikistan and Syria. The sides also discussed the current situation
in Near East, in South and Central Asia. The current situation in
Afghanistan was in the center of discussion of a meeting of Emomali
Rahmonov with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. Tajik President
stated his position on a range of issues related to stabilization and
economic reconstruction of Afghanistan, Zafar Saidov said. Tajik
President also held talks with the IDB President Ahmad Muhammad Ali.
During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to drumming up
investments to Tajikistan. Rahmonov suggested that one of sessions of
the IDB Board of Governors should be held next year in the Tajik
capital. It was noted that that step would attract attention of
investors from the OIC region to Tajikistan. During the meeting with
Crown prince of Saudi Arabia Emir Abdullah bin Abd ul-Aziz Al-Saud a
broad range of issues related to bilateral cooperation between
Tajikistan and Saudi Arabia, problems of the OIC region, reforming
this Organization and the current international situation was
discussed. The sides agreed on exchange of working visits of
government delegations for working out mutually beneficial drafts of
bilateral cooperation agreements.

TAJIKISTAN, MALAYSIA TO BOOST BILATERAL COOPERATION
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - During the presence in Kuala Lumpur
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 issues
of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. It was expressed
hope that concrete steps would be taken in near future for expansion
of cultural and trade-economic cooperation between Tajikistan and
Malaysia. Tajik side is ready to take all necessary efforts to
achieve this goal, Saidov quoted President Rahmonov as saying. They
also discussed problems of the OIC region and ways to solve them.
An exchange of views on the OIC summit agenda, problems of the OIC
region and ways to solve them was held during a meeting of President
Rahmonov with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathira Muhammad., according
to presidential press secretary. They sides expressed satisfaction
with the current state of friendly relations between the two countries
and interest in establishment of many-sided mutually beneficial
cooperation, first of all in the trade and economic sphere. They
expressed readiness for laying legal foundation for expanding
cooperation between the two countries. As it was noted at the meeting
the Tajik trade representative office that was opened in Kuala Lumpur
was dedicated to promote establishment and expansion of trade and
economic relations between Tajikistan and Malaysia. The sides
attached a great significance to participation of Malaysian
investments and technologies in implementation of economic projects in
Tajikistan.

EXPERTS FROM SCO COUNTRIES WORKING OUT AGREEMENT ON STRUGGLING DRUG TRAFFICKING
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - 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. As Asia-Plus was told at press service of the Drug
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 of
hydrocarbons, use of hydro-energy resources and setting up oil-and-gas
transport corridors in Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian countries
will be held in Moscow, according to the source in the Tajik Ministry
of Power Engineering.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik Power Engineering Ministry this
meeting will give to participants an opportunity to discuss the
proposed ways of seeking solution to problems of water and energy
supplies in Central Asian and Trans-Caucasian countries. Participants
at the meeting are supposed to discuss subjects related t rational use
of water-energy resources in Central Asia, significance of oil-and-gas
resources in this region, transportation, processing and use of
hydrocarbon raw materials, etc. They will also touch upon the issue
of establishment of gas-transportation corridor
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India.

BOARD OF TAJIK LOWER HOUSE CONSIDERS LOAN AGREEMENT WITH IDB ON DUSHANBE WATER SUPPLY PROJECT
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - A loan agreement between the
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) of Tajik
Parliament presided by Sadullo Khairulloyev, Chairman of the Majlisi
Namoyandagon.
Muhammadato Sultonov, press secretary of the Majlisi Oli (Tajik
parliament), told Asia-Plus that members of the Tajik Lower House's
Board also considered a draft law "On Railway Transport", changes and
additions proposed to the RT laws "On Courts in Tajikistan", "On
Status, Guarantees of Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen and
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", "On
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 Crime, Mr.
James Kallahan as supposed to arrive in Dushanbe today afternoon.
As Asia-Plus was told at the Tajik MFA Information Department Mr.
Kallahan is arriving in Tajikistan on a fact-finding visit. Today, at
3:00 p.m., he plans to meet with the Tajik Drug Control Agency
Director Rustam Nazarov and familiarize himself with the results of
work carried out by the Agency over the past nine months. Besides,
Mr. Kallahan is supposed to hand over of the Tajik Drug Control Agency
a specially equipped computer class for collection and accumulation of
information regarding drug trafficking in the territory of Tajikistan.

SEMINAR FORMALLY TITLED "WOMEN'S ORAL STORIES" HELD IN TAJIK CAPITAL
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - A two-day training seminar formally
titled "Women's Oral Stories" for history teachers at
general-education schools was held last weekends at "Kokhi Vahdat"
Complex in Dushanbe.
Ms. Gulchehra Qobilova, Coordinator of the Gender Researches' Center
at the Tajik Branch of Open Society Institute/Assistance Foundation
(OSI/AF), told Asia-Plus that the goal of the seminar was in studying
methods of research and analysis of women's oral stories. The main
themes of the training were "Women's Folklore" and "Women's Oral
Stories during Civil War". Trainers Nargis Halimova and Bahrinisso
Qobilova, who had been directly engaged in researching women's stories
in various regions of the republic, have conducted the seminar.
The training participants included 20 teachers from Dushanbe, Sughd
and Khatlon provinces. Participants in the seminar learnt methods of
collection and generalization of information on these themes and
gender problems. Qobilova stressed that the seminar could be
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 and
therefore it has been decided to conduct only one seminar in the
capital city instead of the three planned (in Dushanbe, Khujand and
Qurghon Teppa). Ms Qobilova also told Asia-Plus that it had been
decided to include the women's oral stories in course of history at
secondary schools. "We would hail if a book about women's stories and
history of women of the country on the whole, which would show woman
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 political
parties functioning in the Tajik northern Sughd province have entered
in polemics at a meeting in Khujand on issues related to democratism
and transparency of the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the
republic. The seminar was staged by the National Democracy Institute
(NDI).
The source in the NDI told Asia-Plus that the participants in the
seminar had discussed new draft law worked out by a working commission
for making changes to the R Law "On elections to the Majlisi Oli of
the Republic of Tajikistan". The source says the seminar participants
have also discussed issues related to informing voters of supposed
changes and additions. According to organizers of the seminar, such a
form of discussion of bills may promote broad coverage of various
opinions and proposals existing in society.

TAJIKISTAN TAKES THIRD PLACE IN DUSHANBE CENTRAL ASIAN GAME
Dushanbe, October 20, Asia-Plus - an official ceremony of closing the
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 the Central
Asian Games in Dushanbe. Kazakh athletes have won 112 medals in
total, including 48 gold, 31 silver and 33 bronze. The Uzbek national
team with 91 medals (36 gold, 35 silver and 20 bronze medals) has
taken the second place. Sportsmen from Tajikistan have won 56 medals
in total, including 18 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze, and stand on the
third place. Kyrgyz national team has won 59 medals, including 5
gold, 14 silver and 40 bronze, in the Dushanbe Central Asian Games and
stands on the fourth place. The Turkmen national team with 23 medals
(5 silver and 18 bronze) has closed the score-table of the 5th Central
Asian Games in Dushanbe.
Today afternoon, a ceremony of giving prizes to our sportsmen will be
held at the National Olympic Committee (NOC). Our sportsmen taking
the first place will be given checks for $500.00, holders of silver
medals will be given checks for $300.00 and Tajik athletes wining the
bronze medals will be giving checks for $200.00 each

INHABITANTS OF ISFARA DISTRICT IN NORTHERN TAJIKISTAN LEARN HOW TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF MUDFLOODS
DUSHANBE, October 20, Asia-Plus - An exercise on practicing mitigating
effects of mudfloods has concluded in Isfara District of the Tajik
northern Sughd province.
According to information from the Tajik Ministry of Emergency
Situations and Civil Defense, more than 400 persons have been involved
in the exercise organized by the Emergency Staff for Sughd Province.
Besides, explanatory work has been carried out among residents of all
settlements in this district.
The source in the Tajik Emergency Situations Ministry also says that
such exercises are also planned to be conducted for inhabitants of Nov
District in northern Tajikistan at the end of the current year.

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