The fate of every country and nation is in the hands of its children, and it is they who decide the fate. The happiness of the Tajik people lies in the fact that the people did not make a mistake in choosing their leader. Having gained independence, the Republic of Tajikistan presented itself in international relations as an independent subject of international law, stating that its activities as a sovereign State are aimed at achieving lasting peace, non-use of force in resolving disputes and conflicts between independent States. This issue is clearly formulated in the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan, which states that "the Republic of Tajikistan, as an independent subject of international law, establishes diplomatic, consular, trade and other relations with foreign countries, exchanges powers and concludes international agreements." The state independence of the Republic of Tajikistan is recognized by 150 countries of the world, and today our republic has established full-fledged diplomatic relations with 179 countries and has become an active member of influential international and regional organizations. Since the first days of independence, the Republic of Tajikistan, relying on the policy of "open doors", peace and impartiality, has established friendly relations with many countries on an equal and mutually beneficial basis, as well as established and strengthened strategic partnership with a number of countries.
Recognizing the documents of international relations, including the Charter of the United Nations, the Helsinki Final Act, the Paris Declaration and other documents, the Republic of Tajikistan has laid the foundations of its domestic and foreign policy, and also considers the protection of people, their rights and freedoms, regardless of their national, religious, racial or sexual affiliation, the highest value. One of the important directions of Tajikistan's foreign policy is its participation in the activities of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Along with the Commonwealth of Independent States, Tajikistan considers cooperation within the framework of two other organizations operating on the territory of the former Soviet Union - the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization - as one of its foreign policy priorities.
In 2021, the Republic of Tajikistan assumed the chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and in September, the first meeting of the heads of the SCO member states and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was held in Dushanbe under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. During the meeting, the heads of the SCO and CSTO countries exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan. Successive meetings of an international nature in the capital of the country testify to the wise policy of the President of the country Emomali Rahmon and once again attracted the attention of the world community. Today, the leaders of the CSTO member states, the SCO and the guests of this historic event through the media and social networks express their opinion about the prosperity of Tajikistan and the hospitality of its people, which is the pride of every patriot. The signing of a number of joint agreements will contribute to the development of cooperation between the member countries. The Russian Federation is a key and important trade and economic partner, as well as a key strategic partner of Tajikistan and a leader in the field of economic cooperation with Tajikistan. The meetings of the two heads of state - Emomali Rahmon and Vladimir Putin-are devoted to a complex of issues of strategic cooperation between the two countries and specific issues of the international and regional situation, emphasizing their great interest in further strengthening and expanding the multifaceted cooperation between Tajikistan and Russia.
During the meeting with the President of the Republic of Belarus, President Emomali Rahmon stressed that the peoples of Tajikistan and Belarus share long-standing traditions of friendship and mutual respect, and thanks to joint efforts, cooperation between the two countries has reached a qualitatively new level. Returning to his homeland, President Lukashenko said that the Tajik land was the first cradle of human civilization. It has an ancient history, a friendly and culture-loving people. Tajikistan is a mountainous country located in the heart of Central Asia, bordering Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Twenty years after the end of the civil war, Tajikistan has made significant progress.
To achieve independence and freedom, to respect the merits of the Leader of the nation, to defend the path chosen by the Tajik people, to support the wise, reasonable and far - sighted policy of the President of the country is a human and civil duty, the duty of conscience of each of us-citizens of independent Tajikistan.
S. A. Taibov-Head of the Information and Public Relations Department
Mukhidinova M. - Department of information and Public Relations