Now, we are on the threshold of the New Year 2020, and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Tajikistan and our compatriots living abroad with this occasion and wish each resident of our beloved Motherland health, prosperity, happiness and success, and to our country further development, prosperity and eternal peace and stability.
The passing year will be captured in the modern history of the Tajik people as the year of valuable achievements. This year, due to the effort of the people of our country, creative endeavors and initiatives have led to unprecedented developments and our proud people enthusiastically worked together to make our homeland more beautiful.
The commissioning of the second hydro unit of the Roghun hydroelectric power station is one of our great achievements in the energy sector and another step towards ensuring energy independence and a favorable basis for the realization of the fourth national goal - the rapid industrialization of the country.
Manufacturing industries have also been developing, and dozens of small and medium enterprises have been established and commissioned. The contribution of local entrepreneurs, generous people, farmers and builders and all the glorious people of the country has been outstanding. With their patriotic effort toward the implementation of the government they are making a worthy contribution to creation of new jobs, the acceleration of landscaping and the improvement of the welfare of the country's population.
In the social sphere, a lot of work has also been accomplished, hundreds of new educational and health care institutions have been commissioned, continually eliminating difficulties and problems in this important area.
The year 2019 is coming to a close. In the passing year, the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan was celebrated. It is a fateful document that has allowed us to lay a solid legal foundation for the protection of our state independence in the very sensitive socio-political situation of the 1990s, to achieve national unity, ending the civil war.
The celebration of the Constitution has once again demonstrated the stability of the state and the will of the people of Tajikistan, their aspirations to building a democratic, law-based and secular state, strengthening state independence and progress towards great strategic goals.
In 2019, for a worthy celebration of the 30th anniversary of independence in all cities and districts of the country, including in remote towns, hundreds of industrial, social and service facilities have been put into operation, as a result of which the appearance of the cities and villages of the country has been rapidly changing.
We also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Law on the State Language this year. Indeed, the sweet-sounding and poetic Tajik language has taken a worthy, proper place in the period of independence, and today it is used as a state language in all areas of society.
The task of every self-conscious and patriotic person is not only to honor their native language, but also to contribute to the full implementation of the requirements of the language law. Only with this attitude the status of the state language as one of the fundamental foundations of national statehood will become stronger and will always be stable.
For our country, 2019 was a successful year for our foreign policy, - a year of strengthening and enhancing the authority and image of Tajikistan in the international arena. The year proved that our noble, proud, honorable and patriotic people appreciate the value of peace and tranquility, political stability and national unity and are always ready to protect the independence and freedom of our beloved Tajikistan.
For 2020, we are planning to do a lot of creative work. A few days ago, in my address to the Supreme Assembly, I outlined the country's main achievements and progress and set tasks before the government aimed at further improving the living standards of the people, strengthening sovereignty of Tajikistan and ensuring prosperous and peaceful future of the Tajik people.
In this context, in complete confidence I express that all the people of the country, young and old, will mobilize all their efforts for a worthy celebration of our great sacred nationwide holiday - the 30th anniversary of independence.
In 2020, an important political campaign will be held in our country, - the Supreme Assembly and local assembly elections, and I am sure that these political events will be held at the highest level within the framework of the requirements of the Constitution and with the active participation of our citizens, and will further strengthen the foundations of the national state.
With the best of intentions, I once again congratulate the inhabitants of Tajikistan and our compatriots living abroad on the occasion of the New Year, and wish you all good health, happiness, good luck and prosperity in the implementation of the creative plans of our independent state and the improvement of our beloved Motherland.
Happy New Year, dear compatriots!