President Emomali Rahmon today morning began a working visit to the Rasht Valley (eastern Tajikistan).

The Sangvor (formerly Tavildara) district is the first leg of president’s’ tour of the Rasht Valley.

According to the Tajik president’s official website, the main purpose of the visit is for the head of state to get acquainted with socioeconomic situation in the region and inaugurate a number of new economic and social facilities in the region.

Besides, this year, the main celebrations dedicated to the National Unity Day will take place in the Rasht district.

The president, members of the government, parliamentarians, known public and cultural figures as well as representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations active in the country will attend the celebrations in Rasht.

Last year, the northern city of Konibodom (Sughd province) hosted official celebratory events dedicated to the 21st anniversary of the peace accord ending the civil war in the country.

On June 27, 1997, the confronting sides signed in Moscow the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.  For the purposes of achieving peace and national accord in Tajikistan and overcoming the consequences of the civil war, inter-Tajik talks on national reconciliation were conducted from April 1994 to 1997 under the auspices of the United Nations.

Protocols that were agreed and signed in the course of eight rounds of talks between delegations of the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), six meetings between the President of Tajikistan and the UTO leader, and also three rounds of consultations between the delegations of the sides in Almaty, Ashgabat, Bishkek, Islamabad, Kabul, Mashhad (Iran), Moscow, Tehran and Khusdeh (Afghanistan) constituted the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.