September 14, 2018 in the capital of Tajikistan Dushanbe a reception on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of independence of Ukraine and the 100th anniversary of the revival of Ukrainian statehood was held.
Welcoming speeches to the guests of the ceremony, which gathered in capital hotel "Hilton Dushanbe", where presented by the Ambassador of Ukraine in Tajikistan Viktor Nikitiuk and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Saidzoda Zohir Ozod.
The Ambassador of Ukraine presented the award to the winners of the international competition-project "Taras Shevchenko unites the peoples" –representatives of the Tajik State Pedagogical University named after Sadriddin Aini – for publishing a collection of poems by Taras Shevchenko translated into Tajik language.
The guests enjoyed gala concert with the participation of the People's Artist of Tajikistan Zikralloh Hakim, ensemble "Shifo" of the Tajik State Medical University named after Abuali Ibn Sino, young performers of Tajik National Conservatory named after Talabsho Sattorov, College of Arts of Dushanbe named after Ahmad Bobokulov under the Ministry of culture of Tajikistan, the Republican Specialized Boarding School of Arts named after Miratullo Atoev.
The event was attended by representatives of official institutions and the public of Tajikistan, the Ukrainian diaspora, as well as the diplomatic corps and the mass-media.