Dushanbe, 15 December 2021 (TDI): Today, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin received Takayuki Miyashita. The former is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan. Meanwhile, the latter happens to be the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Tajikistan.


The meeting was organized for the purpose of concluding the Japanese Ambassador’s diplomatic mission in Tajikistan. During this exchange, both parties spoke about the future of bilateral relations between Japan and Tajikistan, which would be managed by the succeeding ambassador.

They discussed several avenues and fields in which both nations could further develop cooperation. Towards the end of the meeting, Tajik Minister Muhriddin thanked the Japanese Ambassador for his diligent efforts towards enhancing diplomatic ties between Japan and Tajikistan.

He noted the meaningful contributions Miyashita had made towards this common objective. Additionally, he also extended well wishes to the Ambassador and expressed hope in his future diplomatic roles.


Miyashita’s dedication towards furthering bilateral ties was highlighted during the interaction. One such example is his representation of Japan in providing Covid-19 vaccination resources to Tajikistan.

On 1 November 2021, the Japanese Ambassador met with Osama Makkawi, the UNICEF Representative in Tajikistan, to sign the Exchange of Notes relating to the implementation of the project “Improvement of Early Childhood Vaccination”.

The Government of Japan funded an approximate amount of USD 2.8 million to bring this project to life. Hence, Tajikistan received ample support from Japan during such trying times.

This speaks for the strong friendly relations between both nations, and Japan’s commitment to aiding Tajikistan. This project aimed to directly benefit about one million Tajik children over the course of the three years in which the project would operate.

It is being implemented across the country by distributing vaccines from the national vaccine warehouse to various regions, districts, as well as primary healthcare facilities. In effect, it ensures that vaccines are easily accessible to all children.