The main celebrations dedicated to the 22nd anniversary of the National Unity Day of Tajikistan will take place today evening in Gharm, the administrative center of the Rasht district (eastern Tajikistan).

A theatrical show and a festive concert will take place the Gharm central stadium and President Emomali Rahmon will address the nation, an official source at the Tajik government told Asia-Plus in an interview.  

According to him, members of the government, parliamentarians, known public and cultural figures as well as representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations active in the country will attend the celebrations in Gharm.  

Last year, the northern city of Konibodom (Sughd province) hosted official celebratory events dedicated to the 21st anniversary of the peace accord ending the civil war in the country.

On June 27, 1997, the confronting sides signed in Moscow the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.  For the purposes of achieving peace and national accord in Tajikistan and overcoming the consequences of the civil war, inter-Tajik talks on national reconciliation were conducted from April 1994 to 1997 under the auspices of the United Nations.

Protocols that were agreed and signed in the course of eight rounds of talks between delegations of the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition (UTO), six meetings between the President of Tajikistan and the UTO leader, and also three rounds of consultations between the delegations of the sides in Almaty, Ashgabat, Bishkek, Islamabad, Kabul, Mashhad (Iran), Moscow, Tehran and Khusdeh (Afghanistan) constituted the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord in Tajikistan.