During the ceremony H.E. Salman Bal conveyed warm greetings and warm wishes from the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset to the President of Tajikistan.
In his brief speech, H.E. Salman Bal highlighted that Switzerland is a long-standing, reliable and innovative partner to Tajikistan for over 31 years and will continue to cooperate in the areas of water, infrastructure and climate change, in good governance and decentralization, and in sustainable economic development. Additionally, the Ambassador informed about the last year’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between two countries. The event was devoted to glaciers to support the Tajik President initiative to designate 2025 as the International Year of Glacier Preservation.
While expressing happiness over the state of bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Switzerland and Tajikistan, H.E. Ambassador Salman Bal expressed that he would be making utmost efforts to further strengthen the existing relations to a new height during his tenure.
Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Tajikistan have started after Tajikistan got independence in 1992. The Government of Switzerland supports Tajikistan to achieve peaceful social and economic transition, alleviate poverty and establish a system that can respond to the population’s needs.