The seventh sitting session of the Majlisi Milli and Majlisi Namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan fifth convocation traditionally took place on 26 December 2018 at the Great Hall of the Kokhi Somon Palace.
The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon delivered the State-of-the-Nation Annual Address and outlined his views on the main issues of the domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan.
The presentation of the sitting session was attended by members of the National Assembly, deputies of the Assembly of Representatives, Prime Minister and members of the Government, the heads of the Executive Office, Ministries and Committees, Government agencies under President’s Office, leaders of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court and Intelligence agencies, governors, heads of the executive body of state authority of cities and districts, the heads of Implementing and Monitoring Investment Projects Centers, a group of former deputies of the historic XVI session of the Supreme Council, the members of the Public Council, and Movement for National Unity and Revival of Tajikistan’s member, deputies of a number of public, political and creative associations, heads of republican enterprises and institutions, banks, business circles, entrepreneurs and creative youth, heads and staff of Dushanbe – based diplomatic missions, as well as the executives of media outlets.
In his annual address, the leader of the country emphases that the 2018 was indeed a historical year for the noble people of Tajikistan and the independent state of the Tajiks by its very important and memorable events.
On World Water Day, 22 March 2018, our fourth global initiative in the field of water resources – the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028) was officially launched with the participation of the President of Tajikistan in the UN General Assembly.
The launch of the first unit of Roghun Hydropower Plant, a life-changing facility of the century and a significant factor for bright future of Tajikistan, thanks to which the long-awaited aspirations of the noble and industrious Tajik people have come true, is a milestone event in the history of independent Tajikistan and a firm step of our country toward the achievement of our first national strategic objective, i.e. – energy security.
We have addressed the political, economic and trade issues with the Republic of Uzbekistan that existed during more than two decades which embodies the third historical event in the social, economic and spiritual life of the people.
Taking into account the importance of industry in addressing socio-economic issues and creating of new jobs, I propose to proclaim accelerated industrialization of our country as our fourth national objective.
Proclaiming the 2018 as the ‘Year of Tourism and Folk Crafts’ gave a serious impetus to understand the significance of the mentioned fields in the social and economic life of the people. However, one year is not sufficient to achieve the objectives we set forth.
In this regard, during his delivering address, the head of state declared the years of 2019-2021 as the “Period of Rural Development, Tourism and Folk Crafts”.