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Ozoda Rahmon Gets Rank of State Justice Counsellor

Tuesday 13 June 2017

DUSHANBE (President press service) — Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s daughter Ozoda Rahmon, who heads President’s Executive Office, has been given the rank of state justice counselor. The decree on this subject issued by President Emomali Rahmon on May 25 was made public on June 13. She was appointed the chief of President’s Executive Office on January 20, 2016, following 11 years in diplomatic service.

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Ozoda Rahmon
In April 2014, following her father’s suit, she changed her name from Ozoda Emomalievna Rahmonova to Ozoda Rahmon, effectively removing the Russian-style patronymic and the -ova ending from her surname. Although the short version of her name, Ozoda Rahmon is most frequently used, her full name is Ozoda Emomali Rahmon. Interestingly, she adopted her father’s modified surname, Rahmon, rather than his first name, Emomali, as her brother, Rustam Emomali, had done.

She holds a diplomatic rank of the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary

Ozoda Rahmon (آزادۀ رحمان) graduated from Tajik National University with a specialist degree in International Law in 2000. Between 2005 and 2007, she served as a culture and education attaché at the Tajik embassy in Washington, DC, while her husband studied at the University of Maryland. In September 2007, she was appointed head of the consular department at Tajikistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Two years later, in September 2009, Ozoda Rahmon was appointed a deputy foreign minister. In May 2014, she was promoted to first deputy foreign minister. According to Ozoda Rahmon’s official biography, the introduction of biometric passports and national ID cards in Tajikistan came as a result of her initiatives during her tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ozoda Rahmon is one of the nine children of Tajikistan’s president Emomali Rahmon. She. She is married to Jamoliddin Nouraliyev (جمالدین نورعلیف), first deputy head of the National Bank of Tajikistan, who had previously served as the deputy finance minister from 2007 to 2015. The couple has five children. Ozoda’s brother, Rustam Emomali, is a senior government official in Tajikistan.

In April 2014, following her father’s suit, she changed her name from Ozoda Emomalievna Rahmonova to Ozoda Rahmon, effectively removing the Russian-style patronymic and the -ova ending from her surname. Although the short version of her name, Ozoda Rahmon is most frequently used, her full name is Ozoda Emomali Rahmon. Interestingly, she adopted her father’s modified surname, Rahmon, rather than his first name, Emomali, as her brother, Rustam Emomali, had done.

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