President’s daughter appointed to head President’s Executive Office

28/01/2016 10:05
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, January 28, 2016, Asia-Plus -- Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his daughter Ozoda Rahmon as chief of his executive office.

Ozoda Rahmon’s appointed was announced on January 27.

She replaced Bakhtiyor Khudoyorzoda, whom the president offered the post of the head of the Central Commission for Elections and Referenda (CCER).

Ozoda Rahmon had previously served as First Deputy Foreign Minister.  She had been First Deputy Foreign Minister since May 2014.

Ozoda Rahmon, 38, graduated from the Faculty of Law at Tajik National University in 2000 before studying in the United States in 2004-2006.  She has scientific degree of the Candidate of Sciences in Law and holds the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005.  In 2005-2007, Ozoda Rahmon served as Culture and Education Attaché, Tajik Embassy in Washington. In 2007-2009, she headed the MFA Consular Directorate.  In 2009-2014, she served as Deputy Foreign Minister and from May 15, 2014 to January 27, 2016 Ozoda Rahmon was First Deputy Foreign Minister.

She speaks Russian and English.

Ozoda Rahmon is married with five children.   

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