Dushanbe, August 18. (NIAT "Khovar"). - In headquarters of the European Council on Foreign Relations in Bucharest, Romania was held the extraordinary session of the Academic Committee of the organization.
In this session, the Academic Committee of the European Council on Foreign Relations had decided to honor the President of the Republic of Tajikistan E.Rahmon one of the highest ranks of European society in the field of culture and politics - Leader of the XXI century.
At the ceremony marking the formal decision of Tajik President nominate E.Rahmon the above title, the members of the academic corps, intellectuals and some political leaders in Europe have been participated.
The President of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Anton Karazha, speaking on the occasion said that the candidates are granted with this award only after a thorough examination of their achievements and positive activity for the last ten years as a leader, but also with regard to their position and reputation among the peoples and countries. We should cherish not only the reputation of the title, but also the value of our European Council on Foreign Relations, which this year named the second most important institution in international relations in the world.
The ceremony of awarding President E.Rahmon title of "Leader of the XXI Century" Academic Committee of the European Council on Foreign Relations have been taken into account the following facts:
- Promotion of national unity in Tajikistan, the fight against corruption, respect for human dignity, transparent governance, media freedom, support the implementation of the democratic process in Tajikistan, in particular human rights, guarantee freedom and social justice, the implementation of other creative programs;
-sustained and rapid economic growth in Tajikistan, the formation of a free market economy, based on the correct distribution of income and ensuring the rapid development of sectors of social protection;
-ensure continuous development of the social foundations of the people of Tajikistan, through investment of health care and education, funding and support which meets such inviolable values of human rights as the right to health, education and productive lives;
-promote the protection of the environment in Tajikistan, Dushanbe revival of the historical, economic cooperation with the EU, which is a significant tendency that supports the future of Tajikistan;
-continuous development and protection of cultural and historical heritage of the Tajik people, turning a key center in Dushanbe between Europe and Asia and development for all region;
-the constant support of peace and security in the world and in Central Asia through the adoption of effective measures, such as turning into a safe state of Tajikistan with secure borders.
Addressing the meeting, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the European Union Rustamjon Soliev has expressed gratitude to Academic Committee of the European Council on Foreign Relations appreciation for the nomination of the Tajik President with high European title. He also on behalf of the Tajik Government has invited the delegation to his country that the European Council on Foreign Relations to present the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon the title of "Leader of the XXI century".
There are such events related to the nomination of this high rank of the European Council on Foreign Relations, an invitation to senior members and scientists in Tajikistan, political, scientific and cultural elite of Europe is estimated as a good example of closer relations between the EU and Tajikistan - said at the end of the meeting, the President of the European Council International Relations Professor Anton Karazha