Tajikistan is officially a full member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Tajikistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on March 2 expressed satisfaction, citing the country's 12-year effort to join the grouping.
The WTO approved Tajikistan’s accession in December and named March 2 as the official entry date.
Tajikistan becomes the 159th member of the WTO, following Kyrgyzstan as the only WTO members so far from among Central Asia's five post-Soviet republics.
Russia was recently admitted after longstanding grievances against Moscow by member Georgia were addressed.
With additional reporting by Interfax