About us

The Tajikistan Society of the United Kingdom aims to strengthening relations at all levels between the United Kingdom and Republic of Tajikistan; it encourages dialogue between the peoples of the two countries, and facilitates better understanding and co-operation between them.

Our objects are

to contribute to greater mutual awareness, understanding, dialogue, tolerance and mutually-beneficial co-operation between the peoples of Tajikistan and the UK through the promotion of cultural, historical, academic, humanitarian, educational, economic, sporting and social ties;

to organise activities and opportunities for present and future generations which encourage increased awareness, understanding and co-operation between Tajiks and British peoples;

to support Tajik nationals living in or based in the UK to maintain connection to their cultural, linguistic, scientific etc. heritage;

to receive, hold, manage, and disburse funds for the fulfillment of the above objects.

In pursuit of the above purposes

to perform all necessary functions for the fulfillment of these objects, including but not limited to language classes, educational seminars, exchanges, twinning, information sharing, email newsletters, lectures, seminars, conferences, networking events, panel debates, picnics, festival celebrations, etc.

Our partners: Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan in the UK, Trade rep of RT in the UK, VSO, TajikInvest Charitable Trust, Public Organisation Peshraft, InvestIntalents.Com, EBRD, Asia Plus, Ozodi, Vecherka and many others


Structure of the society:

The Tajikistan Society of the United Kingdom and its property are managed and administered by a committee comprising the officers and other members elected in accordance with the adopted constitution.  The officers and other members of the committee are the trustees and patrons of the Society.

The charity has the following officers:

Chairman: Azamat Sultanov

Alumni of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (i.e.MGIMO). MBA  Graduate of the Gloucestershire University. Speaks fluently Russian, Tajik, Turkish and English and experienced in media, journalism and private equity. Published several books (e.g. Boat Trip). He is also a UK correspondent of Asia Plus News agency.


Vice-Chairman:  Firdavs Shakhidi

Firdavs Shakhidi works in the investment management and finance industry. He holds a BSc in Economics from University College London as well as MSc in Investment Management from CASS Business School. Firdavs speaks fluent Russian, Tajik and English. He is also on a board of trustees of the TajikInvest Charitable Trust and Generous Hearts Charity.


Honorary Patron:

Baroness Stern

Vivien Stern is Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS) at King’s College, London. She is also Honorary President of Penal Reform International (PRI), a non-governmental organisation promoting penal reform throughout the world which she founded with others in 1989. From 1977 to 1996 she was Director of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO). In 2003 she became the Convenor of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice; she has been a Crossbench Peer since 1999 and a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights since 2004. From 1999 to 2003 she was a member of the House of Lords European Select Committee. She is a Trustee of the Milton S Eisenhower Foundation in Washington D.C. and a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Latin American Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (ILANUD).



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