On September 21, 2018, The Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon sent a telegram of congratulation to the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo ABE.
The message reads as follows:
I sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of your re-election as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.
It is gratifying that interstate relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between our countries has rapidly expanded and reached new creative progress.
Strengthening friendly relations with Japan remains one of the main directions of Tajikistan's foreign policy. Therefore, we draw attention to the development of our relations with your country and are committed to increasing their further expansion in various areas of mutual interest. The Tajik side will make the necessary efforts to strengthen these relations.
I wish you, Mr. Prime Minister, good health, new successes in your responsible mission, and wish well-being, prosperity, peace and stability to the friendly people of Japan".