On August 25, 2017 an official reception on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine was held in Dushanbe.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan, co-chairman of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Tajik Commission on Economic Cooperation, Nematullo Hikmatullozoda congratulated participants of the meeting.
In his speech, Ambassador of Ukraine to Tajikistan, Viktor Nikitiuk noted the irreversibility of Ukraine's development as an independent, democratic and ruled by law European state. The participants of the event paid a minute of silence to the memory of those who died for the freedom and independence of Ukraine in the fight against the external aggressor.
The head of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission presented awards to participants and winners of the International project-competition "Taras Shevchenko unites the peoples". A bright Ukrainian and Tajik music concert was presented to the guests of the reception by the "Shifo" band of the Tajik State Medical University named after Abuali ibni Sino and the artists of the College of Arts named after Ahmad Bobokulov under the Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan in the garden of the "Serena Dushanbe Hotel".
The event was attended by representatives of the Tajik government, public, the Ukrainian diaspora, diplomatic corps and media.