DUSAHNBE, August 31, Asia-Plus -- The third joint meeting of the Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper chamber of parliament) and the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) will open in Dushanbe today, at noon.  

According to information from the parliament’s press service, the meeting is expected to fix a date of the presidential election due in November this year and confirm a number of edicts passed by the president.  

Under Article 55 of Tajikistan’s Constitution the Majlisi Milli and the Majlisi Namoyandagon shall 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 designation of elections of the President; the consideration of the issue of inviolability of the President.