It is with great pleasure that I would like to congratulate you and the friendly people of Japan on the occasion of an important date in the modern history of interstate relations between our countries - the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
It is gratifying that during this period the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries have been steadily developing and today, based on the generally recognized principles of mutual understanding, mutual respect and trust, are at the stage of their further strengthening and expansion.
In this context, we highly appreciate the significant contribution of Japan to the implementation of projects important for Tajikistan in the humanitarian, socio-economic, transport, communication and other areas of cooperation.
In this regard, I would like to highlight the productive activities of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the valuable results of the growing partnership between our countries within the framework of the Central Asia + Japan Dialogue.
We are interested in further promotion of good relations between Tajikistan and Japan in all areas of mutual interest and positively assess their prospects. We are ready to jointly continue to take all necessary measures aimed at enriching them with new content.
I wish you, Mr. Prime Minister, good health and new successes, and to the friendly people of Japan peace, stability, progress and prosperity."