On May 21, 2023, under the direct instructions of the Founder of the Peace and National Unity-Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Emomali Rahmon, the second group of citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan, in the amount of 104 people (29 families), consisting of women, teenagers and small children returned home on a special charter flight from the Syrian Arab Republic.
At the Dushanbe International Airport, citizens returned to their homeland were met by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Matlubakhon Sattoriyon, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for Social Development and Public Relations Emomali Nasriddinzoda, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Tajikistan and others officials.
At the request of the Kazakh side, 5 citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan (mother and four children) were also delivered from Syria to Tajikistan by this flight.
The process of the return of Tajik citizens living in refugee camps in Iraq and Syria began three years ago as per the direct instructions of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Leader of the Nation, H.E. Emomali Rahmon. Meantime, the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the State of Kuwait, in cooperation and coordination with the relevant structures of Tajikistan and Syria, achieved practical results in the realization of this humane initiative.