( UN ) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people and Government of Tajikistan on the tenth anniversary of the signing of the General Agreement on the Establishment of Peace and National Accord.
"The signing of the Peace Agreement was eloquent testimony to the wisdom and patriotism of the Tajik people and leadership," he said in a statement. "The 10 years that have passed since this auspicious event have reinforced the understanding that there is no viable alternative to the road of peace and national reconciliation."
Mr. Ban cited the UN's instrumental role in aiding the restoration of peace and stability in the Central Asian country.
"And today," he observed, " Tajikistan stands as an excellent illustration of a UN success story, achieved jointly with the Tajik people and the guarantor countries."
During the past decade, the people of Tajikistan have endeavoured to rebuild their country, he said, expressing the UN's continued commitment to assisting the Government.
"On this joyous anniversary, I wish the Government and the people of Tajikistan every success on the road to economic and social development, national revival and prosperity," he said.