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Baroness Vivien Stern blogs about her fourth visit to Tajikistan

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The following is a post by Baroness Vivien Stern. I am now back in the UK after my fourth visit to Tajikistan. This was the longest visit I have made – it lasted from 22 to 29 May – and also the hottest. The temperature reached 35 degrees on some of the days. It was also the first visit I have made in my official capacity as Chairman of the British-Tajikistan All-Party … Read more »Baroness Vivien Stern blogs about her fourth visit to Tajikistan

7 reasons to visit Tajikistan

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The following is a post by Shuhrat Sharipov, Communications Intern I have been working at the embassy for over two months on Communications and Digital Diplomacy. If you have been following UKinTajikistan’s Facebook and Twitter pages, you may have seen that we have been posting a lot about tourism lately. I think the development of tourism in Tajikistan is essential to the country’s future, but this is not the only … Read more »7 reasons to visit Tajikistan

Visit Tajikistan – “That’s great. Where is Tajikistan?”

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The following is a post by Professor Philip Riddle who is a tourism adviser and former head of VisitScotland. That’s the most common response I got when I told friends and relatives I was coming here as a tourism advisor with UK charity VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). A good first lesson if your job is to promote tourism – step 1, get the place on the map, and ensure people … Read more »Visit Tajikistan – “That’s great. Where is Tajikistan?”

Embassy Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2014

relations between our two countries are better than they have ever been since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1991

The Following is a post by Robin Ord-Smith, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Tajikistan. January seems an appropriate time to look back to 2013 and give the Embassy and state of the bilateral relationship an End of Term report.  And to look forward to 2014 and make some New Year resolutions as well as some predictions and hopes for what lies in store over the coming months. It is probably fair to … Read more »Embassy Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2014

Experience I Would Recommend to Any Colleague

The following is a post by Mark Woodham, Former Deputy Head of Mission in Dushanbe. After just over three years here, I am just about to leave Dushanbe and Tajikistan for pastures new. As always when leaving a place that has been home for several years, the departure is one of mixed feelings: on the one part the excitement of moving onto to pastures new, whilst also tinges of regret … Read more »Experience I Would Recommend to Any Colleague

Voluntary Service Overseas – Broadening Horizons

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The following is a post by Adam Lancashire, VSO Volunteer. Ever since that first induction day with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) I knew that volunteering abroad was something I had to do. The stories from returned volunteers and the collected professionalism of what I saw and heard really made it clear to me that this would be an amazing way to learn and improve skills whilst being in a country, … Read more »Voluntary Service Overseas – Broadening Horizons

Talking Climate Change is Fun and Relevant for All of Us

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The following is a post by Joanne Manda, Climate Change and Environment Adviser, DFID Bangladesh. Talking climate change may initially seem daunting (too technical), boring (all that climate science puts me to sleep) or just plain weird (something just for those whose greatest ambition is to hug a tree or save a polar bear!). But I have found- time and again – that it’s a very exciting and practical discussion about … Read more »Talking Climate Change is Fun and Relevant for All of Us

An Unforgettable Central Asian Experience

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The following is a post by Alice Harrison, who recently visited Tajikistan with regional Defence Attaché David Harrison May appeared to be a wonderful month to visit the Pamirs for those interested in flowers. Every village passed had banks of shaggy, bearded irises planted in its gardens and along the road.  The first of the eremus were opening, covering the grey screes with tall spikes of yellow and white, and poppies, what … Read more »An Unforgettable Central Asian Experience

My First Ever Trade Mission to Tajikistan

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The following is a post by Nigel Peters, Leader of the First Ever UK Trade Mission to Tajikistan. My first experience of Central Asia was when I was seconded to what is now UK Trade & Investment from 1993-95 as Export Promoter for Central Asia, helping UK companies understand the business opportunities in the newly independent countries, working with our first resident Ambassadors, and organising the first trade missions. My … Read more »My First Ever Trade Mission to Tajikistan

A Chevening Scholar Writes…

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The following is a post by Tojiniso Olimnazarova, Chevening Scholar for Tajikistan 2011-2012. In 2011, I succeeded in receiving the Chevening scholarship funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK to do my master’s degree in Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) at the University of Birmingham. My one year in Birmingham was an exciting and unforgettable experience in my life. I had been abroad before that, but this … Read more »A Chevening Scholar Writes…