Tajikistan Sends Ambassador.

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Ambassador of Tajikistan in the United Kingdom.

For the first time after its independence in 1991, Tajikistan has despatched its Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The Ambassador, Dr Erkin Kasymov was born in the historic city of Khojand, better known as the financial capital of the Republic Tajikistan.

Being a philologist by profession, Erkin is well versed in Russian, Arabic, English, and Persian languages. Erkin began his career in politics in 1974 as the First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s. Over 30 year of engagement in politics and the social affairs of his native country, Dr Kasymov is well placed to represent Tajikistan in the United Kingdom. Before moving to the United Kingdom, Dr Kasymov was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tajikistan in Austrian Republic, Swiss Confederation and Hungry.  Click here for more details.

Farzaneh Khojandi in London

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Farzaneh Khojandi in London

Poetry Translation Centre and the Department of Persian Language at SOAS, in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation organised “An Evening of Tajik and Persian poetry with Farzaneh Khojandi” in the Khalili Lecture Theatre at the School of Oriental and African Studies on Friday 17th October 2008.  Farzaneh is one of the most outstanding contemporary poets of Tajikistan. Her poetry in Persian language has been well received by Persian speaking people world wide and particularly in the Persian speaking countries. This visit, thanks to Poetry Translation Centre, that produced remarkable English translation of her poetry, enabled English speaking audience to enjoy her poetry in English language and listen to her own eloquent style of poetry recitation.  For few snapshots, please click here.