On December 15-17, 2017 Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Tajikistan, Viktor Nikitiuk paid a working visit to the city of Panjakent, Sughd region of Tajikistan.
During the working visit Viktor Nikitiuk met with the mayor of Panjakent Islom Ziyozoda and gave a lecture on "2017: 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Tajikistan and the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian diplomatic service" to the students of the Tajik Pedagogical Institute in the city of Panjakent.
The rector of the Tajik Pedagogical Institute in Panjakent, Muazzam Ansori, presented Ambassador of Ukraine with the diploma of conferring the title of Honorary Professor of this educational institution.
The Tajik Pedagogical Institute in the city of Panjakent, that has about 4,000 students, is the first and only private higher education institution in the Republic of Tajikistan. The city of Panjakent has more than five-thousand-year history.