Rahmon congratulates Hollande on the French National Day

14/07/2015 14:55
Asia-Plus
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DUSHANBE, July 14, 2015, Asia-Plus -- On Tuesday July 14, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon congratulated his French counterpart Francois Hollande on the French National Day – Bastille Day.

The Tajik president’s official website reports that in his message, Emomali Rahmon noted that Tajikistan attaches significance to its cooperation with France, which is an important and reliable partner of Tajikistan in Europe.

Tajik leader expressed hope that bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries will expand in the future as well.

Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on July 14 each year.  In France, it is formally called La Fete Nationale (The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (The Fourteenth of July).

The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, as well as the Fete de la Federation on July 14, 1790. Celebrations are held all over France.  The oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe is held on the morning of July 14, on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris in front of the President of the Republic, French officials and foreign guests.

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