Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday left Belgium, where his was on a working visit, for Paris on an official visit.

At Paris Orly Airport, Emomali Rahmon was met by high-ranking state officials of France   

Tajik leader is in Paris at the invitation of his counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron of France.

Today, Emomali Rahmon is scheduled to hold talks with high-ranking French state officials, including Emmanuel Macron.

The parties are expected to discuss issues related to state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the French Republic and latest developments in Afghanistan. 

While in Paris, President Rahmon will also participate in the opening ceremony of an exhibition of historical items of Tajikistan, dubbed “Tajikistan - the Land of Golden Rivers”, at the Guimet Museum and an event dedicated to the Days of Culture of Tajikistan that will take place at the UNESCO Office. 

Tajik president’s visit to France will last until October 14.  

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Emomali Rahmon to visit France during a phone conversation that was held between the two leaders on August 25, 2021.  

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the French Republic were established on March 3, 1992.

An agreement of December 8, 2001 enabled the deployment at Dushanbe airport of an air detachment to support France’s operations in Afghanistan. This detachment, the Détair, officially left Dushanbe in late October 2014.

French diplomatic office became a fully-fledged Embassy following Tajik President Rahmon’s visit to Paris in December 2002.  Tajikistan opened an Embassy in Paris in September 2013.

Since 2016, political dialogue between the two countries has been structured around bilateral political consultations between foreign ministries.

Tajikistan is the first country in the Central Asian region with which France has signed an internal security cooperation agreement, in relation to EU and OSCE programs.

The legal foundation of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and France includes more than 20 documents.