An official visit of Tajik President to France is beginning today, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan (MFA).

A source at a MFA says that while in Paris, Emomali Rahmon will hold talks with France’s high-ranking state officials to discuss bilateral cooperation and Afghan problems.   

Tajik leader will also attend an official opening ceremony of the exhibition of historical items of Tajikistan, dubbed “Tajikistan - the Land of Golden Rivers”, which will kick off in the French capital on October 13.  

Emomali Rahmon is also scheduled to attend events dedicated to the Days of Culture of Tajikistan that will take place in UNESCO Office, the source said.  

Tajik president’s visit to France will last until October 14.  

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Emomali Rahmon to visit France during a phone conversation that was held between the two leaders on August 25, 2021.  

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the French Republic were established on March 3, 1992.

An agreement of December 8, 2001 enabled the deployment at Dushanbe airport of an air detachment to support France’s operations in Afghanistan. This detachment, the Détair, officially left Dushanbe in late October 2014.

French diplomatic office became a fully-fledged Embassy following Tajik President Rahmon’s visit to Paris in December 2002.  Tajikistan opened an Embassy in Paris in September 2013.

Since 2016, political dialogue between the two countries has been structured around bilateral political consultations between foreign ministries.

Tajikistan is the first country in the Central Asian region with which France has signed an internal security cooperation agreement, in relation to EU and OSCE programs.

The legal foundation of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and France includes more than 20 documents.