Earlier today, the Russian President sent birthday greetings to Emomali Rahmon.
The message reads, in part:
“Over the many years as President, you have earned respect and recognition among your citizens and abroad. Under your leadership, the people of Tajikistan have made significant progress in resolving topical issues of socioeconomic development, ensuring peace and accord in the country.
It is difficult to overstate your contribution to strengthening the strategic partnership and alliance between our states, as well as productive multifaceted cooperation within the CIS and the CSTO. I would like to confirm my readiness to continue our constructive dialogue and cooperation for the further expansion of the entire scope of Russia-Tajikistan relations.”