DUSHANBE, August 17, Asia-Plus - The Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper chamber of parliament) and the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) are expected to hold their third joint session in Dushanbe on August 31.

            According to information from parliament’s press service, the Majlisi Namoyandagon head Saydullo Khairulloyev signed an appropriate resolution on this subject on August 16.  

Under Article 55 of Tajikistan’s Constitution the Majlisi Milli and the Majlisi Namoyandagon hold joint meetings in the following events: in the event of taking up by the President of office swear and oath, his resignation, and listening to the submission of the President; speeches of the heads of foreign States; the confirmation of edicts of the President concerning military and extraordinary situations; the giving of consent to the use of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan beyond the bounds of Tajikistan for carrying out international obligations of Tajikistan; the confirmation of edicts of the President concerning the appointment and relieving of the Prime Minister and other members of the Government; the consideration of the submission of the President on the principal orientations of internal and foreign policy of the Republic; the fixing of the salary of the President; the consideration of the issues of inviolability of the President; and the designation of elections of the President.  

The term of office of incumbent president of Tajikistan expires on November 6 this year.