OSCE chair commends Tajikistan for 25 years of partnership


DUSHANBE -- Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák met with Tajik leaders in Dushanbe and commended them for 25 years of co-operation, the OSCE said on its website Thursday (May 23).

Lajčák concluded his visit of three Central Asian countries in Tajikistan on Wednesday (May 22), congratulating Tajikistan on assuming the four-month Chairmanship of the Forum for Security Co-operation.

During his time in Dushanbe, Lajčák conferred with President Emomali Rahmon, Deputy Foreign Minister Muzaffar Huseinzoda and Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloyev.

Lajčák thanked Tajikistan for its strong and constructive support of the activities of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe for 25 years, as well as for hosting one of the OSCE flagship initiatives, the Border Management Staff College.

He expressed the OSCE's commitment to supporting Tajikistan’s engagement with Afghanistan.

Lajčák highlighted the OSCE's work in clearing land mines, managing border security, promoting gender equality and fostering entrepreneurship.

"Tajikistan and the OSCE have come a long way together," he said.

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