Emomali Rahmon was born on October 5, 1952 in the Dangara region of the Republic of Tajikistan in the family of a farmer.
He began his career in 1969, after graduating from VTS No. 40 in Kalininabad (now Levakant), as an electrician at the Kurgantyube (now Bokhtar) oil refinery.
From 1971 to 1974 he served in the Pacific Fleet. After serving in the army, he returned to his homeland and worked at the Lenin state farm in the Dangara region.
In 1982 he graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the Tajik National University.
From 1976 to 1987 he worked as a department secretary, chairman of the trade union committee of the Lenin state farm in the Dangara region. Then he worked in party bodies.
From 1987 to 1992 he worked as the director of the Lenin state farm in the Dangara region.
In 1990, Emomali Rahmon was elected a People’s Deputy of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan of the XII convocation. In the fall of 1992, he was elected chairman of the Executive Committee of the Kulyab Regional Council of People’s Deputies.
On November 19, 1992, at the XVI session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon was elected as the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Tajikistan.
On November 6, 1994, on nation-wide voting Emomali Rahmon was elected as the President of the Republic of Tajikistan.
On November 6, 1999, on an alternative ground and on nation-wide voting, Emomali Rahmon was re-elected as the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for a period of seven years.
On November 6, 2006, on free and transparent democratic elections on an alternative ground for the third time Emomali Rahmon was elected as the President of the Republic of Tajikistan for a term of seven years.
On November 6, 2013, Emomali Rahmon won the regular elections of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, by gaining 84.23% of the vote.
On October 11, 2020, Emomali Rahmon won the next election of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, by gaining 90.92% of the vote.
Hero of Tajikistan (since December 11, 1999).
Married and has nine children.
When the illustrious son of the people, Emomali Rahmon, was first elected head of state, the newly independent Tajikistan was going through difficult days. Bloody battles and conflicts between Tajiks caused great material and life damage and threatened the unity of the country and the existence of the Tajik nation.
Emomali Rahmon, with wise measures and extraordinary courage, brought the country out of the abyss of disaster and destruction, gathered scattered people and repatriated hundreds of thousands of refugees.
By the will of the Head of State, in a short time, the ruins were transformed into a new recreated and huge objects were built, a unity road was built connecting all corners of the country and providing direct access to the sea, and transport links were created between the countries of near and far abroad.
The most important achievement of the country was the result of the selfless work of the people of Tajikistan and the heroic deeds of Emomali Rahmon and his faithful companions.
The reward for all these achievements was the recognition and fame of Emomali Rahmon among the inhabitants of the country and thousands of compatriots abroad. The reward for all these efforts was also the great attention and respect of the world community, constantly expressed to the wise and powerful leader of Tajikistan, an experienced politician and supporter of universal human values and aspirations.
Undoubtedly, the greatest achievement of Emomali Rahmon was the restoration of complete peace and national unity in Tajikistan. The bitter experience of civil wars in the world shows that not a single country has withdrawn its political rivals and power-hungry opponents from the battlefields and put its representatives at the head of the state apparatus, government and military bodies through military intervention.
Head of State Emomali Rahmon laid a solid foundation for peace and national unity, as well as for the transition to the stage of economic recovery and the start of creative work.
The state independence of the Republic of Tajikistan is recognized by more than 150 countries of the world. Recognizing the Charter of the United Nations, the Helsinki Final Act, the Paris Declaration and other international treaties, the Republic of Tajikistan pursues its domestic and foreign policy and seeks to protect human rights, regardless of national, local, religious or racial affiliation.
At the same time, the efforts of Emomali Rahmon to increase the international prestige of Tajikistan and address global issues are great and timely. He repeatedly addressed the UN and, along with the problems of Tajikistan, drew the attention of the international community to the situation in Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism and extremism, drug trafficking, the uneven development of the world, the provision of clean water and many other issues. Finally, the international community has turned its gaze to Afghanistan, which has become a breeding ground for terrorism and extremism.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon also has a far-sighted and serious approach to the most important issues of the future of mankind. At the suggestion of Emomali Rahmon, the UN declared 2003 the International Year of Clean Water, and 2005-2015 the International Decade for Action "Water for Life". Currently, most of the global and regional water management activities are carried out within the framework of this decade, which makes every citizen of Tajikistan proud of this initiative of the Head of State.
For more than twenty years of independence, our country, under the leadership of Emomali Rahmon, has taken confident steps towards building an independent democratic society. During this period, Tajikistan received the Flag, the Emblem and the National Anthem. The main pillars and pillars of its statehood are the national army, the created and strengthened border troops. Tajikistan became a member of influential international organizations and established political, economic and cultural ties with many developed countries. The foundations of the constitutional structure and government were regulated, the national currency was put into circulation, and the national passport was recognized.
Thus, the historical merit of Emomali Rahmon is that it was he who took state power into his hand, prevented its destruction, extinguished the flames of the civil war, restored the paralyzed power structure, especially law enforcement agencies, the national army and recreated the border troops. He created the conditions for strengthening the government and the state, laid the foundations of national peace, repatriated refugees and internally displaced persons, laid a solid foundation for building a new society in Tajikistan. Constitutional reforms have been carried out in the country; a new Constitution of Tajikistan has been adopted. The signing of the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord on June 27, 1997 laid the legal and political foundation for Tajik peace, which is a unique experience for the whole world. It laid the foundations for national revival, opened up great creative work, radically improved the socio-economic situation of the people, eliminated the threat of famine, and increased the political authority of the state in the international arena.
For his invaluable contribution to ensuring peace in Tajikistan and strengthening security in the region and other honorable merits in the development of friendly relations and cooperation between peoples, Emomali Rahmon was awarded high titles and medals from various countries and organizations.
The merits of Emomali Rahmon have been recognized both within the country and abroad. For his invaluable contribution to the development of society, he was awarded the Gold Star of Albert Schweitzer and the honorary title of Professor of the World Medical Academy in the field of humanities. He became the first politician in the world to receive this prestigious award.
In 2005, on the eve of the celebration of the National Unity Day, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan was awarded another high gold medal “For the strengthening of peace and harmony among peoples” by the International Federation of Peace and Accord. Emomali Rahmon became the first head of the Commonwealth of Independent States to be awarded this award.
The President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon was awarded various awards over the years, in particular, he was awarded the Diamond Order “Star of Patrons” - the highest public award of the International Charitable Foundation “Patrons of the Century”, the Order “National Hero of Afghanistan - Ahmad Shah Massoud”, the International Writers Fund and journalists of the Republic of Turkey, the ruby star “Peacemaker”, the Gold Medal of the People’s Assembly of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Medal of the Commonwealth of Independent States, the Order of the Olympic Council of Asia, the Gold Medal in honor of Mavlono Jaloliddini Balkhi (Rumi) of UNESCO, the Golden Order of the Revival of the Silk Road, the Gold Medal of Nicholas Blokhin - the highest award of the Medical Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation, the Order of 3 Stars of the 1st degree with a gold chain of the Republic of Latvia, the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Ruler of the 1st degree of Ukraine, the Symbol of Pakistan the highest state award of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
At a new stage in the construction of the young state of Tajikistan, fate endowed the ancient Tajik people, represented by the unique historical personality of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, respected Emomali Rahmon, with a unique spirit of national unity, the highest qualities of human justice, greatness and courage, compassion and the ability to create unity.
It was through the consistent efforts of Emomali Rahmon that Tajikistan emerged from the national tragedy of the late twentieth century, strengthened its state independence, and the Tajik people, a thousand years later, achieved great historical achievements in the revival of national statehood.