In his televised appeal to Tajikistanis on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Day of Unity and National Accord that is celebrated in Tajikistan on June 27, President Emomali Rahmon called on Tajik society to be ready to defend political stability in the country.

“Traitors and detractors of our national and people – those who defied national interests and sold their faith and conscience to their foreign masters, have not yet abandoned their preconceived objectives and plans” the president said. 

“Therefore, we must be always ready to defend peace, tranquility, political stability and national unity and never lose political vigilance, so that not to be caught off guard,” Rahmon stated.     

The president reminded that in early ninetieths of last century, “Tajikistan had been plunged into the civil war imposed from outside, as a result of which, all spheres of life of Tajik society ran into a tragic crisis,” Rahmon added.  

Recall, the confronting sides On June 27, 1997 signed in Moscow the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.

For the purposes of achieving peace and national accord in Tajikistan and overcoming the consequences of the civil war, inter-Tajik talks on national reconciliation were conducted from April 1994 to 1997 under the auspices of the United Nations.

Protocols that were agreed and signed in the course of eight rounds of talks between delegations of the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), six meetings between the President of Tajikistan and the UTO leader, and also three rounds of consultations between the delegations of the sides in Almaty, Ashgabat, Bishkek, Islamabad, Kabul, Mashhad (Iran), Moscow, Tehran and Khusdeh (Afghanistan) constituted the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.