President Ram Nath Kovind will 08 October 2018 embark on a three-day visit to Tajikistan during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of the country to strengthen India’s ties with the Central Asian country. During his visit from October 7-9, he will meet his Tajik counterpart Emamoli Rahmon, Speaker of Parliament Shukurjon Zuhurov, and Speaker of the Lower House (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of Parliament.
Kovind will also visit the Tajik National University where he will deliver an address on ‘Countering Radicalization: Challenges in Modern Societies’. He will address the members of the Indian diaspora in Tajikistan during his three-day visit. Given the close relationship between the two countries, the visit is expected to lead to further strengthening of the Indo-Tajik bilateral relations, it said.
The president will also pay his respects to Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore by visiting their memorials in Dushanbe and will offer floral tributes. All areas of bilateral, regional and multilateral cooperation are expected to be discussed during Kovind’s visit to Tajikistan.
Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and Rajya Sabha member Shamsher Singh Manhas will also be part of the president’s official delegation. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has visited India five times, his last visit being in December 2016.