Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is expected to address a joint meeting of both chambers of the parliament on January 26, a source within the Tajik government told Asia-Plus in an interview.

Usually, the head of state addresses the joint meeting of the parliament in December, but this time, the presidential address to the parliament was postponed to a later date is connected with the fact that the next final meeting of the government to review the results of the past year's work and set plans for the next year is planned to take place in January.

Since 2015, the joint meeting of the Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) and the Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper chamber of parliament) has taken place it the Kokhi Somon State Complex in Dushanbe.

Heads of all provinces, cities and districts as well as ministries and agencies have been invited to attend the meeting. 

In his address to the parliament, the president usually discusses the country’s priorities in domestic politics and foreign policy as well as the main economic challenges.

All Tajik national television and radio channels broadcast the president’s annual address.  Students of higher educational institutions as well as senior students of high schools are gathered in their institutions’ auditoriums to watch Rahmon’s annual address.