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Third daughter of president of Tajikistan gets new post in Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rukhshona Rahmonova, the third daughter of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, was appointed deputy head of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She got new post few days ago, Asia-Plus reported citing a source in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

As noted, Rukhshona Rahmonova has been working about 10 years in the Ministry. Previously, she served in the Embassy of Tajikistan in the UK. She lived in London with her husband Shamsullo Sohibov, who has been a sales representative of Tajikistan in England. In 2015, he was elected president of the National Association of Winter Sports.

Previously, the eldest daughter of Tajik President Ozoda Rahmon worked as first deputy minister in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, and before that she was the chief of the consular department. Currently, she double-jobs the post of head of the presidential administration with the post of the deputy of the Majlisi Milli (upper house of Parliament). 

The eldest son of the President Rustam Emomali headed the Agency for State Financial Control and Combating Corruption.


In general, Emomali Rahmon, who is ruling in Tajikistan since 1992, has 9 children - seven daughters and two sons.

In December 2015, Tajikistan adopted the Law "On the Founder of Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation," which gave Emomali Rahmon special status and privileges for life. The leader of the nation is guaranteed inviolability: it is forbidden to detain, arrest and search him. Property and belonging to the leader and his family real estate is also inviolable. Emomali Rahmon and all the members of his family will be under the protection of the state security organs for life. 

In May 2016, Tajikistan held a referendum to amend the Constitution, which has secured Rahmon's ruling for life and provided the opportunity for his son to run for president in the next elections.