Mr. Qozidavlat Qoimdodov presented his credentials as the newly-appointed Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Resident Representative for Tajikistan to Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin on May 23.  

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the Minister of Foreign Affairs congratulated Mr. Qoimdodov on his appointment to this responsible position and wished him success in promotion of multifaceted relations between Tajikistan and Aga Khan Development Network.

Mr. Qozidavlat Qoimdodov and Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin

In the course of the talks, Muhriddin and Qoimdodov reportedly exchanged views on a number of issues being of mutual interest.  

Mr. Qozidavlat Qoimdodov (born on October 7, 1949) is a Tajikistani politician and diplomat.

From November 2009 to December 2017, he served as Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with residence in Minsk (Belarus).

Prior to this, he had served as Tajik Ambassador to Turkmenistan (2005-2009), Deputy Prime Minister in charge of agriculture and Tajikistan’s Government Coordinator of AKDN Tajikistan (2000-2005), Deputy of the Supreme Assembly (Tajikistan’s Parliament -- 1995-200, and Deputy Head of the Supreme Assembly of Tajikistan (1992-1995).  

Mr. Qoimdodov is the first Tajik national to head AKDN’s Office in Tajikistan.

Founded and guided by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programs that work to empower communities and individuals to improve living conditions and opportunities, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East.  The Network’s nine development agencies focus on social, cultural and economic development for all citizens, regardless of gender, origin or religion.  AKDN’s underlying ethic is compassion for the vulnerable in society.

AKDN agencies work in Tajikistan in a range of areas—from economic development to education, rural development to cultural revitalization, health care to financial services.  Operating in the country since 1992, AKDN draws on a strong base of experience in working with mountain societies.  The Network is present in all regions of Tajikistan through its operations and investments, including the PamirEnergy Company, Tcell Telecommunications, and the First MicroFinanceBank.

The Aga Khan Development Network serves as Tajikistan’s largest private employer, through a committed staff of 3500 in 8 agencies.  It is also the largest taxpayer and remains dedicated towards improving the long-term livelihoods, living conditions, and economic opportunities of all Tajiks.