I cordially congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Tajikistan.
Since the Independence of the Republic of Tajikistan, the relationship between our countries has developed very well.
In October of the year before last I visited the Republic of Tajikistan for the first time as Prime Minister of Japan and held a fruitful meeting with you, with the result that we have agreed to promote cooperation in various fields. It is indeed encouraging to note that this visit gave impetus to the development of relations between our countries, and actively being made follow-up measures to implement the agreements in a wide range of fields.
Our country consistently supported the Republic of Tajikistan during the period of its independence.
We intend to continue our support for the development of the public and social system and the building of a market economy of the Republic of Tajikistan, including infrastructure development, regions and personnel training.
Seizing this opportunity, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries, I sincerely wish further development and deepening ties between the peoples of the Republic of Tajikistan and Japan.
I look forward to continuing enhanced cooperation with you, including in the framework of the «Central Asia plus Japan» Dialogue.
I sincerely wish, Your Excellency, good health and to the people of the Republic of Tajikistan – happiness”.