On February 2, 2017, the Founder of Peace and National Unity — Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe, which reads as follows:
I am pleased to extend my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and Japan.
Changes and transformations that have occurred over the years of friendly relations between Tajikistan and Japan are the clear evidence of parties' efforts in development of relations between the two countries in various areas.
We are satisfied with the current level of mutual assistance with Your country.
I believe that in the future with our joint efforts we will ensure the continuous development of mutually beneficial cooperation among our countries for the good of our peoples.
Taking this opportunity, I wish you, Your Excellency, Prime Minister, good health and new successes, and to the friendly people of Japan peace, stability and further prosperity”.