The President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Emomali Rahmon, will pay an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand on 17 – 19 May 2013 as guest of the Royal Thai Government.
This is the second official visit of President Rahmon to Thailand. His first visit was in 2005. Accompanied by a high-level delegation, President Rahmon will arrive in Bangkok on 17 May, when the official welcoming ceremony is scheduled at Government House.
He will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on the same day. After the discussions, the Prime Minister Yingluck and the President of Tajikistan will witness the signing of the Convention between Thailand and Tajikistan for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect of Tax Income.
Prime Minister Yingluck will then host a dinner in honor of President Rahmon and his delegation.
The President of Tajikistan is also scheduled to attend the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center on 19 May in Chiang Mai province.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the upcoming visit of President Rahmon takes place against the backdrop of the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Tajikistan.
The official visit will herald a new phase of close relations between the two countries, marked by enhanced cooperation in areas of mutual interest such as socio-economic development, direct air connections, and promotion of trade, investment and tourism.
It is also a reflection of Thailand’s continuing efforts to foster closer ties with Central Asia and to strengthen the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) – an initiative for Asia-wide cooperation launched by Thailand in 2002. ACD is currently chaired by Tajikistan.