Speech of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon at the UN GA High-Level Meeting on the Occasion of the UN 75th Anniversary
Excellency Mr. President,
Excellency, Mr. Secretary General,
Ladies and Gentlemen!
This year we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations.
Over these years, the United Nations as a powerful and global organization has been able to become an important and inclusive platform for addressing pressing global challenges.
The organization’s work in response to the rapidly changing international situation and the rise of such modern threats and challenges as terrorism and extremism, climate change and the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) once again demonstrates that many countries around the world still need robust and strengthened multilateral ties.
They recognize the United Nations as a reliable partner.
This year we have also marked yet another important historical event — the 75 years of the victory over fascism, which is directly pertinent to the establishment of the United Nations.
It is worthwhile noting, that along with other nations and peoples, the prominent sons of Tajikistan have played a significant role in ensuring this great victory.
In the current global context, particularly when global threats and challenges are dramatically growing, the bitter lessons from World War II warn each of us to always be prepared and united to preserve enduring peace, overall stability and peaceful life for humanity.
The commemoration of the UN 75th anniversary coincides with a time when the world is facing unprecedented threats and challenges.
Today, the majority of the world’s population believes that only through global, inclusive dialogue and close cooperation the mankind can succeed to overcome the current crisis.
Tajikistan does not stand aside and it is actively engaged in the global dialogue proposed by the United Nations.
We are determined to increase our joint efforts with other countries to implement our constructive initiatives on water resources and climate change agenda.
Along with addressing these issues, my country believes that stronger solidarity is among the top priorities which could help to stabilize the situation in the healthcare sector and the global economy.
I would like to reiterate that modern threats and challenges require immediate response from the international community, the response which is based on unity, solidarity and mutually beneficial multilateral cooperation.
I thank you!