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World Bank says drinking water of Tajikistan contains various bacteria

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OSCE conducts training courses on gender stereotypes and leadership for young women from rural areas of Tajikistan

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OSCE conducts training courses on gender stereotypes and leadership for young women from rural areas of Tajikistan


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National Bank of Tajikistan trying to keep inflation

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Ramadan in Tajikistan starts on May 27

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Tajikistan, Russia emergencies departments sign cooperation plan 2018-2019
Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Chairman of the Committee for Emergencies and Civil Defense at Tajikistan’s government Rustam Nazarzoda have signed a joint action plan between the two ministries for 2018-2019. "The signing of the plan makes it possible to cooperate on a regular basis and provide participation of Russian and Tajik experts in joint events held both in the bilateral and unilateral formats," Tass cited Puchkov as saying   Read More ...
Places: Kyrgyzstan |  Tajikistan |  Russia | 
Why investors can’t get enough of Tajikistan’s debt
For decades, it's been a rite of autumn: Finance ministers and central bankers from economically struggling countries arrive here for the International Monetary Fund's meetings, seeking cash infusions or bailouts from the world's richest nations. Now that tradition is being upended. Countries like Ukraine, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan still need the money. They've just found a much more relaxed lender: investors who, in an era of rock-bottom interest rates, are searching far and wide for risky assets that will churn out decent returns   Read More ...
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Rahmon congratulates newly-elected president of Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon today sent a congratulatory letter to Sooronbai Jeenbekov, who won the presidential election of Kyrgyzstan, the President's press service reported. "Kyrgyz people expressing their will showed their trust to your governmental activity. Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have the common ties friendship and good neighborly relations for centuries. We know you as a follower of strengthening and further development of multifaceted relations with Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan   Read More ...
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Three actors officially allowed to wear beard in Tajikistan
AKIPRESS.COM - Three actors of the Kanibadam State Music and Drama Theater of Tajikistan received official permits to wear a beard, Asia-Plus reported. The permission was issued after they were detained by police of Kanibadam town for wearing a beard. When police were informed that the actors were to grow their beard for their roles in the theater, they were released home   Read More ...
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Polling stations closed in India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates at 22:00
AKIPRESS.COM - As of 22:00 GMT+6, polling stations in Yekaterinburg (Russia), India, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and the United Arab Emirates closed as the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan come to an end. Kyrgyz Finistry of Foreign Affairs said the polling stations are still operating in Russia's Moscow and St. Petersburg, Belarus, Turkey (Ankara, Istanbul), Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Ukraine, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt), Great Britain , and the USA (Washington)   Read More ...
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Human Rights Watch urges Greece not to extradite Tajik opposition activist to Tajikistan
AKIPRESS.COM - Greece should not extradite, deport, or otherwise facilitate the return of a Tajik opposition activist to Tajikistan, where he faces possible torture or ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said on October 12. Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior leader of the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), was detained on October 9, 2017, by Greek police at passport control in Athens International Airport as he was in transit after attending a human rights conference in Warsaw, Poland   Read More ...
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Places: Asia |  C. Asia |  Kyrgyzstan |  Tajikistan |  Europe |  S.E. Europe |  Greece | 
Russia remains main investor of Tajikistan among CIS countries
- The total volume of investments of the CIS countries to the economy of Tajikistan last year reached $950 million. About 90% of these funds were invested by Russia, according to the Eurasian Development Bank's Monitoring of Mutual Investments in CIS Countries 2017 report. About $950 million falls on Russia, $10 million — to Kazakhstan, and the remaining sum — to other CIS countries   Read More ...
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Member of Tajikistan's banned Islamic Renaissance Party detained in Greece
AKIPRESS.COM - Greek authorities have detained a leading member of Tajikistan's outlawed Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT), a spokesman for the party told RFE/RLon October 11. IRPT press secretary Mahmudjon Faizrahmonov said that a member of the IRPT's political council, Shohnaimi Karim, also known as Mirzorahim Kuzov, was detained at the Athens airport late on October 9 while en route from Warsaw to Tehran after attending a conference organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)   Read More ...
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Tajikistan, Uzbekistan sign agreements worth $20 mln
Uzbek and Tajik businessmen signed agreements worth about $20 million during the business forum in Dushanbe, Sputnik-Tajikistan reported. The exhibition of Uzbek industrial goods was held in Dushanbe on April 17-20 for the first time in 25 years. The business forum brought together more than 160 Uzbek manufacturers. “A positive dynamics of trade turnover between the two countries gives us hope for further increase of the mutual trade,” Chairman of the State Committee on Investments and State Property Management of Tajikistan Faiziddin Kakhhorzoda said   Read More ...
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Human rights defenders urge Tajikistan to halt repression
Last time the European Union and Tajikistan held high-level talks on human rights in summer 2016, Tajik authorities were in the midst of the worst crackdown in the country’s recent history. Six days before talks took place, the country’s supreme court had sentenced the leaders of Tajikistan’s leading opposition party, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan to cruelly long prison sentences   Read More ...
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Tags: Human Rights | 
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His Highness Amir sends condolences to Tajikistan President
KUWAIT, Oct 8 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Sunday a cable of condolences to the President of Tajikistan Emam Ali Rehman expressing his deepest sorrow and grief over the death of his brother Noraldein Rahman, praying to Allah Almighty to rest the deceased soul in peace, and to bestow his family with patience and solace   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Mourning | 
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New German Ambassador to Tajikistan delivers copies of credentials to FM Aslov
- Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov received a newly appointed Ambassador of Germany to Tajikistan Mr. Neithart Höfer-Wissing, the Tajik foreign ministry said October 3. The German envoy delivered copies of his credentials to FM Aslov, the statement said. During the meeting, the parties expressed their mutual interest to further develop relations in political, trade, economic and humanitarian fields   Read More ...
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Tajikistan participates in tourism expo in Tokyo
AKIPRESS.COM - Tajikistan took part in the international tourism fair JATA Tourism EXPO Japan-2017 in Tokyo on September 21-24, the Tajik Foreign Ministry said. The national tourist company Mountain Adventure Travel Tajikistan represented the country at the exhibition. Participants and visitors of the exhibition got acquainted with the tourism potential of Tajikistan. Maps, booklets, various information brochures, tourist products in the Japanese language clearly showed the diversity and uniqueness of Tajikistan's natural landscapes, cultural and historical monuments, traditional national cuisine, unique oriental features, warm hospitality and modern infrastructure of the country   Read More ...
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Tajikistan bans wailing, hair-tearing at funerals
MOSCOW (AP) — The ex-Soviet Central Asian nation of Tajikistan has imposed limits on how citizens can act at funerals, including bans on black clothes and loud wailing. Although Tajikistan is overwhelmingly Muslim, President Emomali Rakhmon's government has often taken measures against behavior commonly associated with fundamentalist Islam. Police reportedly have forcibly shaved off the beards of tens of thousands of men and the country bans anyone under 40 from undertaking the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
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EBRD helps develop female entrepreneurship in Tajikistan
Tajikistan has become the latest European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) country of operations to join the Women in Business programme, which promotes women’s entrepreneurship through access to finance and know-how in order to stimulate business growth, the Bank said. This is made possible by a generous contribution from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs through the EBRD’s Small Business Impact Fund   Read More ...
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Tajikistan, Pakistan discuss ties
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon received the Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Qamar Javed Bajwa, the foreign ministry said. They discussed issues related to instability and anxiety in many countries of the world, in particular in Muslim countries, as well as other important international problems. It was stressed that one of the main directions of Tajikistan's cooperation with all countries of the world, including friendly Pakistan, is to support and actively participate in ensuring and strengthening regional and international peace and stability   Read More ...
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC suffer 0-1 loss to Istiklol of Tajikistan
Bengaluru FC suffered a 0-1 defeat at the hands of FC Istiklol of Tajikistan in the first leg of the Inter-Zone Finals of the AFC Cup football. Bengaluru, the last edition runners-up, were outplayed by the Tajikistan side and would consider themselves lucky to have wriggled out of the away match without conceding too many goals. The visiting side survived an incessant onslaught from FC Istiklol, the 2015 champions, but the home side’s profligacy in front of goal saved Bengaluru from losing the match by a bigger margin   Read More ...
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Kyrgyzstan ranks #103 in Global Competitiveness Index, Kazakhstan - #57, Tajikistan - #79
Kyrgyzstan is ranked #103 in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2017-2018. Among the other Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan was ranked #57, Tajikistan #79. No data was available for Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 presents a framework and a corresponding set of indicators in three principal categories (subindexes) and twelve policy domains (pillars) for 137 economies   Read More ...
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Ambassador of Tajikistan meets with Member of Diet of Japan
AKIPRESS.COM - Ambassador of Tajikistan to Japan Hamrokhon Zarifi met on September 22 with the Member of House of Representatives of the National Diet of Japan Mr. Tomokatsu Kitagawa, the Tajik foreign ministry said on Tuesday. At the beginning of the meeting, the sides emphasized the existence of the high level of cooperation between Tajikistan and Japan in the international arena, in particular on supporting the initiatives of the two countries within the framework of international organizations   Read More ...
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Swiss Government, EU and EBRD to allocate up to EUR 6 million for SME development in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) held the First Stakeholder meeting of the Small Business Initiative (SBI) in Bishkek on September 22 to mark the successful start of the program to support local SMEs in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, the Swiss Embassy said Tuesday. Through this initiative, the EBRD is ramping up its activities with small and medium-sized enterprises to help them grow and make them more competitive   Read More ...
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Tajikistan bans traditional crying at funerals
A loud wailing, sprinkling the head with earth, tearing clothes and hair on yourself, scratching the face and inviting professional mourners to the funerals are banned in Tajikistan. The procedure of the mourning ceremonies was established by the Committee on Religious Affairs in cooperation with the Ulema Council and the Islamic Studies Center of Tajikistan. Only relatives of the deceased are allowed to cry, but not quietly   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Funeral | 
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Rahmon calls on American businessmen to invest in Tajikistan
AKIPRESS.COM - President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon in New-York called on the American businessmen to invest in the economy of Tajikistan, the President's press service reported. He stressed Tajikistan's willingness to strengthen cooperation with the U.S. and called the meeting as a tool for expansion of the intergovernmental trade cooperation. The President drew the participants' attention to financing and investing in the economy, trade, industry, agriculture, transport and energy infrastructure, communication, construction, new technologies and tourism of Tajikistan   Read More ...
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Economy of Almaty city is five times bigger than GDPs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, says Nazarbayev
AKIPRESS.COM - Economy of Almaty city is five times bigger than GDPs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev during his visit to Almaty, the presidential press office reports. "Throughout the independence, economic indicators of the city have increasingly been growing and reached high levels. According to information given to me, the volume of economy of Almaty is twice bigger than Georgia's GDP and almost 5 times bigger than the GDPs of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan   Read More ...
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Tags: Economy |  Economics | 
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Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan prepare road map on ensuring guaranteed land ownership
- Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are preparing a road map on a guaranteed land ownership, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture reported... You are trying to access paid-for content on our website. We charge 190 som for the access to this news article. You may also pay for one-month access to the website content by ordering subscription here. Full access to all news articles in English   Read More ...
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IAEA and Rosatom sign agreement on reclamation of unranium tailings in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
- The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Russian Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation on September 18 signed the agreement on cooperation in reclamation of the uranium tailings in Central Asia, Rosatom reported... You are trying to access paid-for content on our website. We charge 190 som for the access to this news article. You may also pay for one-month access to the website content by ordering subscription here   Read More ...
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World Bank says drinking water of Tajikistan contains various bacteria
AKIPRESS.COM - Drinking water in Tajikistan has high levels of coliform bacteria and low palatability, according to the new World Bank report. Access varies to safely managed water sources (i.e. those that are improved, available when needed, and free of fecal contamination). While 57% of urban households have access to safely managed water, only 31% of rural households have so. Over the last decade, access to sanitation has improved, but Tajikistan continues to have some of the poorest conditions in Central Asia   Read More ...
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Presidents of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan meet in Ashgabat
AKIPRESS.COM - President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat held talks with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the Tajik President's press service said. They discussed bilateral ties between the countries at the meeting. The three vowed to strengthen the further cooperation between the countries   Read More ...
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Pakistan's President invites Tajikistan to join CPEC's trade route
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain Sunday invited Tajikistan to join the trade route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying Pakistan offers excellent opportunities to Tajikistan for its imports and exports through the Gwadar port in Balochistan province, according to a statement from the President House in Islamabad, Xinhua reports. Hussain was talking to his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan's capital, on the sidelines of 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games during which they discussed cooperation in the energy sector, regional connectivity and trade, the statement said   Read More ...
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Tajikistan to complete Rogun HPP by selling obligations in global market
The National Bank of Tajikistan announced a successful introduction and sale of the government's stocks on the world markets. According to the National Bank's website, a working group from Tajikistan participated in the road show with major investors from the U.S., UK and Switzerland and successfully presented the issuance and sale of the obligations for $500 to complete the Rogun hydropower plant   Read More ...
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World Bank allocates $50 mln to Tajikistan for fighting natural disasters
The World Bank has been partnering with the government of Tajikistan to strengthen critical infrastructure in some of the most vulnerable regions, the WB reports. A new $50 million project (Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards) aims to: - Reconstruct and upgrade critical bridges in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) to improve their resistance to impact from flooding and mudflows. In addition to securing important emergency transportation networks, the upgrades will also allow for more fluid traffic and help unlock local economic potential; - Reconstruct and reinforce selected river embankments to improve river flow in the Khatlon region, increasing household safety, preventing erosion, and decreasing disruptions to farming activities; - Modernize the national crisis management center and emergency communication systems to enable first responders to rapidly access hazard information, generate timely warnings for at-risk communities, and dispatch emergency services more effectively; - Develop a disaster risk financing strategy for Tajikistan to prepare for efficient financing mechanisms for post-disaster response, recovery and reconstruction   Read More ...
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Over 2.5 tons of drugs seized in Tajikistan in 3 months
- The Tajik special services as part of the first stage of Kuknor 2017 operation seized more than 2.5 tons of drugs, local media report. The first stage of the operation lasted from May 20 to August 31, the Drug Control Agency of the country said. The law enforcement officers registered 410 cases of illegal drug trafficking and seized 2,542 tons of drugs and 4,746 synthetic tablets   Read More ...
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Airport chief dies in Tajikistan during escort of president
Chief of the airport of the city of Khorog died after he received a serious trauma when he escorted the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon from Darvaz district to Dushanbe, the local media reported. The 60-year-old Dildor Maksudshoyev reportedly stood close to the screw-rotor machine when the helicopter was taking off. Maksudshoyev fell after the carpet on which he stood curled up due to the strong blow from working blades of the helicopter   Read More ...
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Inter-Agency Secretariat for Border Management and Security opens in Tajikistan
AKIPRESS.COM - The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and representatives from 16 government agencies participated in the official opening of the Inter-Agency Secretariat for Border Management and Security of Tajikistan 12 September 12, the OSCE reported.. The Inter-Agency Secretariat is a coordination body comprising 16 agencies operating in the framework of Tajikistan’s National Border Management Strategy. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe provides supports for the Secretariat’s temporary premises and communication infrastructure   Read More ...
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Deflation 0.3% registered in Tajikistan this August
AKIPRESS.COM - Deflation of 0.3% has been registered in Tajikistan in August 2017 versus inflation of 0.4% in July, Reuters reports. Deflation has been recorded in Tajikistan for the first time over the last several years. According to the National Bank of the country, inflation in January-August 2017 stood at 0.6%. Inflation at the end of 2016 in the country reached from 5   Read More ...
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Tajikistan's TALCO to up production of aluminium in 3 years
Production of aluminium in Tajikistan will be increased up to 168,000 tons in 2018, up to 188,800 tons in 2019 and up to 300,000 tons by 2020, according to the forecast of the Government of the country, the press service of the TALCO aluminium company reported. "We can reach these indicators taking into consideration the market condition in 2017, a medium-term positive perspective and new technologies of production of aluminium," the statement says   Read More ...
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Tajikistan officials are texting women to tell them what to wear
If you have a phone in Tajikistan, odds are you’ve received a text message reminding you what not to wear. In: “national” Tajik dress, now required by law at all “traditional” gatherings. Out: the hijab, and other kinds of Muslim dress. “Observe Tajik traditional clothes,” one message read. Another advised citizens to “respect traditional clothes.” “Let’s make it a tradition to wear traditional clothes,” demanded a third   Read More ...
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Investors explore risky frontier with Tajikistan's debut bond
* Investors flock to high-yielding Tajik bond debut * Funds earmarked for world’s highest hydropower dam * Project aims to export power to Afghanistan * But neighbouring Uzbekistan wants idea dropped * Investors stung by Mozambique bond default By Sujata Rao and Alexander Winning The Eurobond, the first from the poorest country in the former Soviet Union, was placed on Thursday with a yield of 7   Read More ...
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CSTO Secretary General to visit Tajikistan
AKIPRESS.COM - Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Yuri Khachaturov will visit Tajikistan on September 7-9, the press service of the CSTO said. The tour aims to discuss preparation issues for the session of the Collective Security Council and the joint session of the Foreign Ministers Council, the Defense Ministers Council and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization that will be held this year in Minsk   Read More ...
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Authorities of Tajikistan urge citizens to 'fink on' officials
The Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption of Tajikistan said it will work with a population of the country, the centralasian.org reports. The agency asks the citizens to report about the work of the ministries and committees on consideration of complains from the population via telephone calls or e-mail address. The citizens can report about corruption cases with a guaranteed anonymity, the report said   Read More ...
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Tajikistan obliges civil servants to be modest and polite
- Tajikistan adopted a Code of Ethics of the civil servants, which was signed by President Emomali Rahmon on August 11, Asia-Plus reported. The document regulates the set of norms, principles and rules of official and off-duty conduct of a civil servant at work and beyond. The Code is applied to political and administrative employees of central and local governments. According to the Code, a civil servant must recognize, respect and protect the rights and freedoms of the citizens, respect the history of their country, customs, traditions and culture   Read More ...
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