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The President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov reassumed an office

18.11.2008 14:00, Dushanbe city

A ceremony of assumption of office by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov who was reelected to this post by universal suffrage on November 6, 2006 was held in «Somon» Palace located at the Residence of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on November 18.

It should be reminded that the ceremony of assumption of office by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan was held for the first time taking into account appropriate legal and historical norms.

Essential part of this event took place in a festive atmosphere at «Somon» Palace of the Residence of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan. The construction of the building was completed on the eve of this memorable historical date.

A ceremony of assumption of office by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov began at 09:30. The Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Tajikistan presented the Sign of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to Emomali Rahmonov.

At once with presenting the Sign of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan to Emomali Rahmonov under the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan the Chairmen of Majlisi Milli and Majlisi Namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan M.Ubaydulloev and S.Khairulloev opened joint session of Majlisi Milli and Majlisi Namoyandagon devoted to the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

The members of Majlisi Milli and deputies of Majlisi Namoyandagon Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan, the members of Government, heads of diplomatic missions of foreign countries, war and labour veterans, as well as the representatives of communities attended the ceremony.

After the announcement of the master of the ceremony, under a triumphant music and special march officers and the soldiers of National Guard of the Republic of Tajikistan with festive and military attires on and with unsheathed swords brought in National flag and the Standard of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

National flag of the Republic of Tajikistan on the right and the Standard of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on the left side were raised on the podium.

After announcement, military personnel of the National Guard of the Republic of Tajikistan brought into the hall the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and put it on the special table in a tribune under a triumphant music and special march.

At this time, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov whose breast was decorated by the Sign of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan and the First Degree President’s Star Decoration «Sitorai Prezidenti Tojikiston» came to the entrance of «Somon» Palace where the Guard of Honour of National Guard was lined up on the contrary of the building.

National Guard Commander reported to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on readiness to start a ceremony.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan accompanied by National Guard Commander passed by an alignment of Guard of Honour. Sounds of seven salutes from guns have begun to sound at this moment.

Then the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov came into «Somon» Palace and entered ceremonial hall. The soldiers of the Guard of honour were lined up on each side of the corridor covered by a carpet.

Symphonic orchestra and the Academic State Chorus have settled down on the left and right sides of the entrance to hall.

When announcement was made under triumphant music and presidential march the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov entered the ceremonial inauguration hall.

Under the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan after announcement the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov mounted the podium and putting right hand on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan took an adjuration.

Then, having moved on some steps laid a head and has kissed the National flag of the Republic of Tajikistan.

After that, a National anthem of the Republic of Tajikistan was played by symphonic orchestra, academic chorus and all audience.

The Chairman of the Central Committee on elections and referendums of the Republic of Tajikistan Mirzoali Boltuev has solemnly presented to head of the state a Certificate of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

During the comprehensive speech head of the state Emomali Rahmonov expressed his gratitude to all the people of the country for demonstrated confidence and reelecting him to high post of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.

(Complete text of the statement by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan is published).

After completing the statement and notice made by master of the ceremony, head of the state Emomali Rahmonov has left on special car to «Dousti» square for the wreath-laying ceremony under the Monument of National Unity and Revival of Tajikistan and taking military oath by Armed Forces of the Republic of Tajikistan. The audience in ceremonial hall of «Somon» Palace watched the second part of inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on the screens.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov has departed to Rudaki prospect on cabriolet escorted by motorcycles. With high pride and boundless love the people of the capital were greeting him on each side along the whole length of road to the Monument of national unity and revival of Tajikistan.

Military personnel of all the branches of armed forces of the Republic of Tajikistan are lined up in «Dousti» square. Other side of the square was crowded by the people.

President’s motorcade stopped across the monument.

Minister of Defense of Tajikistan Sherali Khairulloev gave an order of alertness. Officials of security agencies of the country – Minister of Defense, Minister of Interior, Minister of Security, Minister of Emergency and Civil Defense, the Chairman of the State Committee on Protection of State Borders and National Guard Commander in a festive attire attended the ceremony in the square.

The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov came out of the car and made his way to the monument. A guard officer and two soldiers firmly pacing were carrying wreath in front of him.

After wreath-laying and silence minute the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov laid his head towards the monument. Then, head of the state Emomali Rahmonov mounted the rostrum where the National flag and the Standard of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan were raised on each side.

Minister of Defense gave a report on readiness of the branches of Armed Forces of Tajikistan to begin a ceremony of taking an oath and military parade.
After greetings the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov delivered a speech where he noted that an oath of commanders, officers, soldiers and military personnel of country is one of the ancient tradition of national state system and illustration of responsibilities of military personnel in defense of homeland, state and nation.

After completion of statement by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov thrice-repeated «Hurrah!» and applause were sounded, and National Anthem of the Republic of Tajikistan was played by Dushanbe military garrison brass band, military structures and all the participants of ceremony. Twenty one salutes from guns begin to sound at this moment.

Then, Minister of Defense of Tajikistan Sherali Khairulloev delivered a text of military oath on devotion to the President.

A text and order of oath was established by Law of the Republic of Tajikistan «On ceremonial oath of military personnel of devotion to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan» which was adopted on the eve of this day.

It should be noted, that such undertaking was held for the first time in the history of independent Tajikistan and it testifies the revival of ancient fasces of our ancestors.

At the end of military oath armed forces personnel three times repeated a word «swear».

After that, a military parade has begun by order of Commander. A military parade was opened by the attendants of Mastibek Toshmukhammedov military lyceum of Ministry of Defense. Then soldiers and officers of security and law-enforcement ministries and agencies of country, land forces, subdivisions of air-raid defense, air force, mobile forces, internal and border troops, students of high educational schools, and military personnel of other agencies entered the square as well. Military parade where more than 5 thousand officers and soldiers took part was held with a special solemnity. This testifies very high readiness of Armed Forces of the country and reinforcement of state defense power of Tajikistan.

Hereon, official ceremony of assumption of an office by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmonov has finished which was held in a ceremonial-solemn atmosphere.

So, for the first time during 15 years of independence of Tajikistan there are three more attributes of national state presidential form of government i.e. Standard and Sign of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, taking an oath ceremony of military personnel for the devotion of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan were implemented and official ceremony of assumption of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan became perfect and complete.

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