On October 12, 2018, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Tajikistan held a festive event on the occasion of the Day of Defender of Ukraine.
At the beginning of the event, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Tajikistan Viktor Nikitiuk delivered a statement of the President of Ukraine dedicated to the decision of the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to provide autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Diplomats of the Embassy presented to the guests of the diplomatic institution some points of the history of the national holiday celebrated on October 14, as well as the present days of the defenders of Ukraine protecting the state from the aggressor.
A symbol of respect to the defenders of Ukraine was the installation at the Embassy of the State Flag of Ukraine, which, alongwith the flags of the member-states and partners of the North Atlantic Alliance, wowed on the military base of the NATO "Resolute Support" mission in Kabul, and was presented to the Embassy of Ukraine by the Ukrainian national personnel.
The traditional awarding ceremony of the guests with the Embassy Certificates for personal contribution to the development of Ukrainian-Tajik friendship took place.
Concert of the Ukrainian, Tajik, classical and popular music was presented to the guests of the Embassy by the musicians and singers of the Republican Specialized Boarding School of Arts named after Miratullo Atoyev, College of Arts named after Ahmad Babakulov of Dushanbe and the Tajik State Medical University named after Abu Ali ibn Sino. Informal communication was continued with a friendly tea.
The event was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Ukrainian diaspora, the Tajik public and media.