The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, landed in Tajikistan this afternoon (October 7, 2018) on a three day visit to the country. Later in the evening, he addressed members of Indian community at a reception hosted by Mr Somnath Ghosh, Ambassador of India to Tajikistan, in Dushanbe.
Addressing the gathering, the President said that a major change has been made in the Indian Government’s mechanism to connect with the overseas Indian community. Emotional, cultural, economic and institutional relations between India and its diaspora have become stronger in the past few years. Missions have been instructed to promptly respond to diaspora members in need of assistance.
Addressing the “Friends of India in Tajikistan”, the President assured them that India will continue to give its cooperation to Tajikistan in capacity building and development. He appreciated the work of Tajikistan’s Indologists. He recalled that the Padma Shri had been conferred on the famous Indologist, Prof. Habibullo Rajabov this year for his contribution in education and literature.