Statement by Secretary Pompeo

LGBTI Pride Month Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

The Embassy of the United States of America expresses its deepest condolences over the passing of Vasila Inoyatova.  Ms. Inoyatova was a trailblazing advocate of human rights in Uzbekistan.  She overcame numerous obstacles to register her non-governmental organization, Ezgulik, as the only officially recognized independent association dedicated to the protection of human rights in Uzbekistan. ...
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Landmark U.S.-Uzbekistan Agreements Signed on Education and Culture

During the official working visit to the United States of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, South and Central Asian Affairs Senior Bureau Official Alice Wells and Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov signed two agreements today between the governments of the United States and Uzbekistan. The first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recognizes the launch of a ...
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The United States and Uzbekistan: Launching a New Era of Strategic Partnership

FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: May 16, 2018 The United States and Uzbekistan: Launching a New Era of Strategic Partnership President Donald J. Trump hosted President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan today, marking President Mirziyoyev’s historic first visit to the White House and ushering in a new era of strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan. During the ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan Before Bilateral Meeting

REMARKS FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: May 16, 2018 Oval Office 11:54 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to have the President of Uzbekistan with us.  He’s a highly respected man in his country and throughout.  We’ve been working very closely together on different things, including trade.  They’ve actually made investments ...
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Presidential Message on Ramadan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 15, 2018 With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Bobomurad Abdullaev

The United States welcomes the release on May 7 of journalist Bobomurad Abdullaev, ending a seven-month legal fight.  We applaud court officials for a trial that was substantially open and transparent and complied with Uzbekistan’s judicial procedures.  The court’s decision also noted “numerous procedural violations” on the part of case investigators.  The United States urges ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan for his historic first visit to the White House on May 16, 2018. President Trump and President Mirziyoyev will renew the United States–Uzbekistan bilateral strategic partnership, in order to pursue ...
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Statement From the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release April 26, 2018   I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department of State will be an incredible asset for our country ...
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On Taliban Announcement of Spring Offensive

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 25, 2018 We have seen the Taliban’s announcement of their spring offensive. The announcement affirms the Taliban’s responsibility for the insecurity that destroys the lives of thousands of Afghans each year. President Ghani recently extended an historic invitation for the Taliban to join a peace ...
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U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) delivers FBI Post-Blast Investigations training at the General Prosecutor’s Office Training Academy

Four Special Agents and Explosives Experts from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation delivered a one-week training course on Post-Blast Investigations at the General Prosecutor’s Office Training Academy in Tashkent. A portion of the training involved a hands-on investigation with a practical exercise at the Ministry of Internal Affairs range.  The course focuses on ...
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Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Press Briefing Room Washington, DC April 20, 2018 MS NAUERT: Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for coming, especially on a Friday. Today the State Department released the  2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices . Promoting freedom – promoting and defending human rights and fundamental freedoms are central to who ...
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Statement from the President on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2017 President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Amongst her ...
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Where does Central Asia fit in U.S. foreign policy priorities?

In an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Uzbek Service , Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon says that peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan are crucial for the future of South and Central Asia. As the US representative to the recent Tashkent conference on the future of Afghanistan, Shannon argues that governments in the region well understand this. The ...
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Project HOPE and Merck Sharp & Dohme Deliver Cancer Medicine to Uzbekistan

April 10, 2018 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen today announced the arrival from the U.S. to Uzbekistan of a humanitarian shipment of the cancer medication Temodar, which is used to treat brain tumors in adults.  The medicine, valued at $2.9 million, was donated by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a U.S. pharmaceutical company ...
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Remarks at the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan: Peace Process, Security Cooperation, and Regional Connectivity

Remarks Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. Under Secretary for Political Affairs  Tashkent, Uzbekistan March 27, 2018 Distinguished Colleagues, On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I want to thank President Mirziyoyev and the Government of Uzbekistan and President Ghani and the Government of Afghanistan for bringing us together to reaffirm our support for peace and ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Gaybullo Jalilov

The United States welcomes the release of civil society activist Gaybullo Jalilov. Jalilov, who was sentenced in 2009 on security related charges and for membership in an unregistered religious organization, always maintained his innocence. In 2013, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest and Detention called for Jalilov’s release. The United States is encouraged ...
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Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Washington, DC March 8, 2018 As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue to ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Women’s History Month with Women’s Film Festival

To kick off Women’s History Month and to recognize International Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and Director of Mega Trade Communication Mikhail Davidkin will open the American Women’s Film Festival at the NEXT Mall Cinema in Tashkent on March 1 at 18:00. The public and the media are invited to attend. The American Women’s ...
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American Film Festival Dedicated to Women’s History Month

The U.S. Embassy/Tashkent, in cooperation with Next Cinema invites YOU to the American Film Festival dedicated to Women’s History Month from March 1-8, 2018 at the NEXT Mall Cinema.   March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and International Women’s Day is the 8th of March.  In celebration, the U.S. Embassy is offering a ...
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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks for Handheld Radiation Detector Donation Event

Tashkent, Uzbekistan February 23, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. (As Prepared) Good morning! Ассалому Алейкум! Доброе Утро! It is an honor to be here today with the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan to celebrate another milestone in the area of international nuclear security between our two countries. I’d first like to thank Mr. Jasur Alimovich, the ...
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U.S. Donation to Customs Committee Strengthens Ability to Counter Shared-Threats

On February 23, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and the First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbek State Customs Committee Jasur Alimovich Aripov participated in a handover ceremony for 230 handheld radiation detectors.  This transfer was made possible by a Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 1, 2017 between the United States and Uzbekistan. Cooperation between the ...
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Everest International MUN Conference

Are you a graduate or undergraduate student at a higher educational institution in Uzbekistan? Would you like to know what it’s like to be a UN delegate and participate in a simulated UN session? If yes, don’t miss your chance to participate in the fifth Everest International Model UN (EIMUN) Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal on ...
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U.S. Embassy Tashkent hosts the 2018 National Spelling Bee

On February 7, U.S. Embassy Tashkent hosted the 2018 National Spelling Bee. Twenty-five finalists from 15 Universities around Uzbekistan came to Tashkent to compete in the final contest at the National library. After 24 competitive rounds, the winner of this English language competition was Uzbekistan State World Languages University student Ozodjon Khidirov. Congratulations to Ozodjon ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Dilmurod Saidov

The United States welcomes the release of journalist and activist Dilmurod Saidov, who was sentenced in 2009 for 12 years for bribery and other criminal charges.  He always insisted on his innocence.  We congratulate President Mirziyoyev for releasing dozens of prisoners of conscience since assuming the presidency in September 2016.  He also has taken important ...
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Almaty Mini Maker Fair 2018

Do you enjoy technology and programming? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur, inventor, or engineer? We are excited to announce that the Mini Maker Fair will be held this year on April 14 in Almaty! The first Maker Faire was held in California in 2006, and since then these technology and innovation festivals have taken place ...
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United States Donates Rapid TB Detection Equipment to Uzbekistan

The United States announced today that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB).  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Asia Deputy Regional Mission Director Sara Walter and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Lianne Kuppens ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan: President Mirziyoyev Wants to be Seen as a Reformer

WASHINGTON — As she starts her final year as the US Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen talks to Navbahor Imamova, Voice of America Uzbek Service, about how she sees the new leader and current dynamics in this country. Navbahor Imamova, VOA Uzbek: Ambassador Spratlen, it’s wonderful to have you in Washington. We like it when you visit ...
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OneBeat 2018

Now in its seventh year, OneBeat is cultivating a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music ...
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2018 Spelling Bee Contest

We are very excited to announce the start of registration for the “2018 Spelling Bee Contest”! Are you an undergraduate student 18-23 years old? Are you good at Spelling? Do you want to challenge yourself in an awesome spelling competition? If you answered ”yes” to these questions, follow one of the links below, and register. The ...
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USAID’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project Successfully Closes Out with a Conference on Human Trafficking in Tashkent

December 19, 2017 – U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, provided opening remarks today at a conference to mark the successful conclusion of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project, implemented by the non-governmental organization Istiqbolli Avlod. The two-day conference on “Combating Human Trafficking – Best Practices on Reintegration” brings ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan

FOREIGN POLICY Issued on: December 19, 2017 President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan to discuss regional security and to explore opportunities for improved cooperation. President Trump and President Mirziyoyev discussed Uzbekistan’s role in Central Asia, including its support for President Trump’s South Asia strategy and United States efforts in Afghanistan. President ...
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USAID Supports International Collaboration For Sustainable Water and Land Resources Management in Central Asia

On 11-13 December, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan and development partners convened a three-day international workshop on “Innovations in Marginal Water Resource for Resilient Agriculture and Food Security.” The main purpose of this workshop was to ...
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U.S. Embassy and National Library English Courses

We are very excited to announce the opening of registration for new “U.S. Embassy and National Library English Courses”! Two 3 month English language courses will be offered for people 15 years and older. If your English proficiency level is elementary, enroll in an “English in use” course by following this link:   https://goo.gl/forms/6eF2TL9ocdpyv8fo1 . This ...
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Lisa Curtis Meets with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis met with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent on November 9, where they discussed the new South Asia strategy and bilateral cooperation.  DAP Curtis encouraged Uzbekistan’s recent progress on economic reform, fair labor practices, and improved regional relations.   They discussed the ...
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On the Terror Attack in New York City

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 31, 2017 The State Department is closely monitoring the situation. We are referring all questions about the investigation to the FBI and the New York Police Department. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and our prayers for recovery to those affected by this terrible ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Ganikhon Mamatkhanov

October 16, 2017 The United States applauds the release of Ganikhon Mamatkhanov.  This latest release follows the recent releases of several other prisoners of conscience, and is an additional positive step that demonstrates the Government of Uzbekistan’s commitment to upholding international human rights standards.  Incarcerated since 2006,  Mamatkhanov worked to defend the rights of farmers ...
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Daniel Pearl World Music Days: Three Generations, Two Cultures, One Humanity

On October 13, the United States Embassy in Tashkent joined the 15th annual worldwide Daniel Pearl World Music Days with a gala concert at the Old U.S. Embassy Chancery in Chilanzar.  About 500 guests attended the concert, which featured legendary artists Farrukh Zakirov and Yalla, Shahzoda, and DJ Piligrim, as well as up-and-coming artists IWALF ...
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Agzam Turgunov

October 7, 2017 The United States welcomes the ongoing releases of long-held prisoners of conscience.  Today, we note the release of civil society leader Agzam Turgunov, who has been in prison since 2008.  This represents the third release in less than a week, an important concrete step that again puts into action President Mirziyoyev’s intentions ...
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“Teaching Grammar Communicatively” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

If you are registered for this free online course, come join us for a series of facilitated discussions which will be held at the U.S. Embassy at 17:15 on October 20 and October 27. In order to participate in the facilitated discussions led by Public Affairs staff, please send the following information to Tashkent-Program@state.gov by 2:00 ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Salijon Abdurakhmanov

October 4, 2017 The United States applauds the release of journalist Salijon Abdurakhmanov. This is the second release of a long-held prisoner of conscience in Uzbekistan in as many days, following the release yesterday of human rights defender Azam Farmonov. Mr. Abdurakhmanov has been imprisoned since 2008. The United States and international human rights groups ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the Release of Azam Farmonov

October 3, 2017 The United States welcomes the release of human rights defender Azam Farmonov.  The news follows the release of Muhammad Bekjanov, Murod Juraev, Erkin Musaev, Jamshid Karimov, and other long-held prisoners of conscience.  We applaud these positive steps and hope they signal future releases and a more open approach to civil society.  Multiple ...
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2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that online registration for the 2019 Diversity Visa Program (also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery) will be open to the public from October 3, 2017, until November 7, 2017. Each year, the U.S. government makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available through the Diversity ...
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Alumni English Project: Round Four

Dear Friends, We already have 100 people registered for Language in Use and TOEFLiBT placement tests. Registration for the courses is closed. The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth round of the “Alumni English” project. U.S. Exchange Alumni will conduct two different English language courses three times a week, each class ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen’s Interview to Jahon IA

Ms. Ambassador, our conversation is taking place on the eve of celebration of the anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence. Tell us, please, with what feelings and emotional experiences do you associate this day? I would note that Uzbekistan has come a long way since independence.  Changes underway now signal a better future in many areas from ...
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U.S.-Uzbekistan Cooperation: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in the Security Sphere

On August 1, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and Deputy Chairman of the Uzbekistan State Customs Committee Bakhtiyor Raimov met in Tashkent to discuss bilateral cooperation focused on preventing the illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The principals signed a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate the U. S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security ...
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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Camp at the U.S. Embassy

Do you find yourself juggling time-sensitive tasks and busy teaching schedules? Would you like to finally develop a personal organization system that interacts with your day-by-day practices? We are pleased to offer a series of facilitated discussions built around an online course “Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher” on Coursera in August-September, 2017. ...
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U.S. RC Cola enters Uzbekistan’s market

On August third U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen joined representatives from the Government of Uzbekistan, RC Cola International, and local partner the Family Group in celebrating the arrival of this American brand to Uzbekistan.  RC Cola has existed in the United States since 1905 and now has operations in over 55 countries. In her remarks, Ambassador ...
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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Independence Day Remarks

June 30, 2017 Tashkent, Uzbekistan (As Delivered) Assalomu alaykum xonimlar va janoblar! Prime Minister Aripov, distinguished guests from the Government of Uzbekistan, colleagues from the Diplomatic Corps, and valued contacts representing: civil society, business, health, education, and the press –  Welcome – and thank you for joining the U.S. Embassy in this celebration of America’s ...
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Fly High With Starlifter

The U.S. Embassy Tashkent is pleased to announce that the United States Air Force Band, Starlifter, will visit Uzbekistan June 24-July 2, 2017.  Starlifter is a seven-piece group of talented musicians, which performs virtually every musical style, from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional songs. On June 29 at ...
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A Secure Vehicle Handover Ceremony at Uzbekistan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics

On June 9, 2017, representatives from the U.S. Embassy’s Export and Related Border Security Office (EXBS) and the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration participated in a secure vehicle handover ceremony at Uzbekistan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics.  The ceremony marked the transfer of a new, specialized cargo vehicle to facilitate safe and ...
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U.S. Embassy Tashkent to Screen “Hidden Figures”

On June 23, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section will screen “Hidden Figures”, a 2016 drama film that was nominated for numerous awards, including three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress) and two Golden Globes. The film grossed $229 million worldwide. “Hidden Figures” tells the story of a team of ...
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Statement on the Death of Attorney Polina Braunerg

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its most sincere condolences to family, friends and colleagues of Almalyk-based attorney Polina Braunerg, who passed away at the age of 69. Braunerg had an honorable career defending the rights of human rights activists and others in Uzbekistan’s legal system. Polina Vasilyevna will be deeply missed, and her ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports an International Conference

From May 13-14, the U.S. Embassy, together with the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages and the Scientific-Practical Center of  Developing the Innovational Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages, hosted an international conference in partnership with the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education and the Ministry of Public Education under the theme, “Modern Trends Teaching Foreign ...
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English Language Specialist David Chiesa Arrives in Uzbekistan

English Language Specialist David Chiesa will work on the in-service training course curriculum at the Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Developing the Innovational Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages under the Uzbek State University of World Languages until July 31, 2017.  A PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University, David’s research interests include second language ...
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Smart Waters Project launched

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan; and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia, launched “Smart Waters,” a new five-year water management project on April 17, 2017 in Tashkent.  U.S. Ambassador, Pamela Spratlen, provided opening remarks at the event, which brought together over fifty representatives ...
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Opening of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Center

On April 11 at 11:00, representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, along with other international organizations gathered at the  Research Institute of Epidemiology,  Microbiology and Infectious Diseases for the official opening of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Center.  U.S. Ambassador Spratlen participated in a ribbon ...
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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Opening Remarks To Honor American Art Reception

(As Delivered; Delivered in Russian) Thursday, March 28, 2017 7:00pm Ambassador’s Residence, Tashkent Good evening, ladies and gentlemen!  On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, I am pleased to share with you this exhibition of American art at my Residence.  The exhibition seeks to embody the goals of the Art in Embassies program – ...
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U.S Embassy Tashkent to screen ‘Mona Lisa Smile’

On April 7, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section will screen ‘ Mona Lisa Smile ,’ an inspiring and uplifting movie about an art history professor with a lot to teach about life and much more to learn about romance. The movie features Academy Award winner Julia Roberts as well as Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal and ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Visits Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary to Mark World TB Day

Karshi, Uzbekistan, March 24, 2017 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela L. Spratlen, toured today the Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Dispensary in Karshi. The Ambassador’s visit coincides with World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, which is observed worldwide every year on March 24 to call attention to the impact TB has on public health and to promote TB ...
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U.S. and Uzbekistan mark 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with flag raising

On March 16, to commemorate the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent and to mark the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Uzbek bilateral relations, the U.S. Embassy organized a flag raising ceremony at the Old Chancery Compound in Chilanzar.  This event recreated the opening of the embassy 25 years ago to the day at the site ...
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Join us at WorldFood Uzbekistan 2017!

The U.S. Embassy will be staffing a booth at the upcoming WorldFood Uzbekistan expo, to take place March 29-31 at the Uzexpocentre in Tashkent.  Visitors to the booth can learn about the U.S. Embassy’s economic and commercial services, upcoming trade shows in the United States, and activities of some of our partners, such as the ...
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Learn English with U.S. Exchange Alumni

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to announce the launch of the third round of the “Learn English with Alumni” project. U.S. Exchange Alumni will conduct two different English language courses three times a week, each class lasting an hour and a half. The first program, “Language in Use,” will cater to people 14 years and older whose English ...
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U.S. Ambassador Spratlen and DAS Dan Rosenblum presented counter trafficking manuals, literature, and equipment

U.S. Ambassador Spratlen and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Dan Rosenblum presented counter trafficking manuals, literature, and equipment to the National Human Rights Centre of the Republic of Uzbekistan at a ceremony in Tashkent On February 24, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Dan Rosenblum, presented manuals on ...
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Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives in Uzbekistan

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, convened a workshop on “Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives in Uzbekistan.” U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen provided opening remarks at the event, which brought together ...
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Project “Smart Waters”

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017: The Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia signed a cooperative agreement to implement a five year water management project “Smart Waters”. This is a regional program of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) aimed to improve water management training system ...
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English is Key to Dialogue

On February 3-4, the Uzbekistan State World Languages University hosts an international conference, English is Key to Dialogue, for ELT specialists in higher education. Organized by “Foreign Languages in Uzbekistan” web portal and scientific and methodological e-journal and National Research Center for Innovations in Teaching Foreign Languages, the conference is a fruit of cooperation with ...
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United States and Uzbekistan Cooperate to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

Representatives of the United States and Uzbekistan met in Tashkent on February 1, 2017, to share perspectives on the threat of malicious actors acquiring nuclear or other radioactive materials and to discuss their governments’ cooperation to counter that threat. The discussions were a continuation of ongoing bilateral cooperation under the countries’ April 2012 Counter Nuclear ...
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January 27, 2017 Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the United States for foreign nationals from seven countries. Uzbek citizens considering travel to the United States should note that this order does not affect citizens planning to travel on an Uzbek Passport. Uzbek citizens may continue to apply for all ...
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George C. Marshall European Center Hosts Cyber Security Workshop in Tashkent

On January 9 and 10, the United States and German Embassies supported a two-day workshop focused on cyber security strategy and best practices.  The event was organized by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and featured subject matter experts from Azerbaijan, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States.  The purpose of this ...
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General Michael Garrett Commanding General of U.S. Army Central arrives in Uzbekistan

General Michael Garrett Commanding General of U.S. Army Central arrived in Uzbekistan on December 13 with a team of advisors and support staff.  His visit is evidence of continued high-level engagement with the Government of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Defense as a part of our broad range of security cooperation.  During his visit, General ...
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Regional English Language Officer John Scacco visits Uzbekistan

Regional English Language Officer John Scacco visited Uzbekistan from November 28 to December 2 to meet with representatives of higher education institutions. During his visit, RELO Scacco met with the administrations of Uzbek State World Languages University, Bukhara State University, Samarkand State University, and the Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages to discuss ongoing projects ...
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A Special Session at the EducationUSA Advising Center

U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela L. Spratlen held a special session at the EducationUSA Advising Center.  Ambassador Spratlen discussed women’s colleges and specialized undergraduate schools as well as the importance of women’s education, its benefits and outcomes. If you missed it, there is still a chance for you to meet the Ambassador during International Education Week , which ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Presents Books and Teaching Materials to Uzbekistan State University of World Languages

On November 7, Ambassador Pamela Spratlen participated in a handover ceremony at the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, marking the transfer of over 1,100 books to the Uzbek State World Languages University and the Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Developing the Innovational Methods for Teaching Foreign Languages, which is also located at the Uzbek State ...
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Alumni Model UN Conference on Tolerance and Intercultural Dialogue

How can we preserve peace and tolerance in a world of 7 billion people? To commemorate the International Day for Tolerance, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to organize the Alumni Model UN Conference on Tolerance and Intercultural Dialogue on November 19, 2016. If you are interested in jumping into the shoes of UN ...
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives in Tashkent

On August 31,  Ambassador Spratlen joined Uzbek government officials and an ecstatic crowd of Uzbekistan Airways staff and their families in welcoming the airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Tashkent.  The festive occasion marked the addition of an airframe that makes direct flights to the United States a possibility for the future.  
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Back to School, Back to English Courses at the U.S. Embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to announce the launch of the second round of the “Learn English with Alumni” project. U.S. Exchange Alumni will conduct two different English language courses three times a week, each class lasting an hour and a half. The first program, “Language in Use,” will cater to people aged above 14 years. The second ...
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Books on Teacher Education and Teaching Methodology for Students and Teachers

On August 10, Public Affairs Officer Jon Larsen participated in a book donation ceremony at Namangan State University. On behalf of U.S. Embassy, PAO Jon Larsen delivered over 70 books on teacher education, second language acquisition, English grammar, and teaching methodology by renowned authors and distinguished professionals in the field of Teaching English as a ...
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American Paralympic athletes visit Uzbekistan

American Paralympic athletes, Mary Kate Callahan and John Register, visited Uzbekistan as Sports Envoys from May 16-21, a first for Embassy Tashkent’s cultural diplomacy efforts. The U.S. Department of State forged a partnership with the National Paralympic Association of Uzbekistan to carry out the two envoys’ mission of educating and promoting disability rights in the ...
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Regional English Language Officer for Central Asia John Scacco visits Uzbekistan

During his fifth visit, RELO Scacco met with the administrations of Uzbek State World Languages University, Karakalpak State University, Nukus Pedagogical State Institute, and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages to discuss ongoing projects and opportunities for future collaboration.
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Embassy Partners with Tashkent Hokimiyat on Earth Day

More than 50 volunteers, including Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, Embassy staff and their families, alumni of U.S. government programs, and officials from the Hokimiyat (municipality) of Tashkent gathered at the Seattle Peace Park for the cleanup.
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English Language Specialist completes yearlong materials design partnership project for Uzbek teachers

On March 23-26, 2016, State Department-sponsored English Language Specialist Dee Broughton led final training sessions as part of a year-long textbook design project for teachers of English in Uzbekistan. The final four-day training prepared 18 teachers to make presentations to university faculty and administrators on the fundamental concepts of materials design and second language acquisition ...
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Antimicrobial Resistance Project

On November 19, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a five year project with the Uzbek Research Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (RIEMID) on the “Prevention and Control of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Uzbekistan”.  The project goal is to collect evidence-based data on the scope and magnitude of AMR ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Education Week

On Monday, November 16, Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen opened International Education week at the U.S. Embassy.  International Education Week (November 16-20) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education which promotes the critical importance of international education and exchange opportunities and their roles in supporting U.S. foreign ...
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Former MP Murod Juraev freed

The United States Embassy is pleased to learn that former MP Murod Juraev has been freed after 21 years. Mr. Juraev, a human rights activist, had been one of Uzbekistan’s longest-serving prisoners. The Embassy regards Mr. Juraev’s release as a positive step and urges Uzbek authorities to build on it by making it a prelude ...
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U.S. Embassy Tashkent promotes America at UN Day Celebration

Ambassador Pamela Spratlen, Deputy Chief of Mission Lesslie Viguerie and Embassy volunteers represented the United States at the Tashkent International School (TIS) annual UN Day celebration on October 24.  About 500 students from 37 different countries attend TIS. The school celebrates UN Day each year by hosting a special day of performances, displays, and events ...
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U.S. National Cancer Institute Joins the Fight against Cancer in Central Asia

The U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) organized the first International Cancer Control Leadership Forum for Central Asia in Tashkent from October 14-16, 2015.  The forum was organized in partnership with the Republican Oncology Research Center (RORC), the Association of Directors of Cancer Centers and Radiation Institutes of the Commonwealth of Independent ...
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DEA and NCDC Sign Memorandum of Understanding

On July 9, 2015 representatives of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Tashkent Office and members of the National Information Analytical Center for Drug Control under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan (NCDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the DEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The Uzbek delegation was represented by NCDC Director, Mr. Mansurov.  ...
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DAS Rosenblum visits Civil Court in Tashkent

On August 29, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Rosenblum and Ambassador Spratlen visited the Mirzo-Ulugbek Interdistrict Civil Court, part of joint Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Uzbekistan Rule of Law Partnership (RLP) Project. The court is one of two pilot civil courts equipped ...
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U.S. Earthquake Engineer visits Tashkent

On August 18, Dr. Shakhzod Tahirov, a leading earthquake engineer with the University of California, Berkeley, delivered a public lecture at the U.S. Embassy on planning, designing, constructing, and managing earthquake-resistant structures and facilities. In addition to his research, Dr. Tahirov discussed his field work conducting structural assessments of historical buildings in Uzbekistan.  After the ...
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USCENTCOM Counternarcotics assists Uzbekistan State Customs Committee with Improvements to the Karakalpakiya Customs Post

The U.S. Embassy continues to work with its Uzbekistan partners to improve border security and stop the flow of illegal drugs.  The Embassy, with USCENTCOM Counternarcotics funding, is assisting the Uzbekistan State Customs Committee with improvements to the Customs post at Karakalpakiya.  These improvements include the installation of a series of steel tresses over the ...
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) support the Ministry of Health in Interpretation of La

On July 27-28, CDC conducted a two-day workshop on “Interpretation of Laboratory Test Results” for 27 clinicians, epidemiologists and laboratory professionals of the Ministry of Health, operating in the area of extremely dangerous pathogens. The workshop objectives were to increase awareness of the factors affecting the interpretation of laboratory assays by clinicians and epidemiologists, to ...
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U.S. Water Management Specialist Visits Tashkent

Gabriel Eckstein, an expert in water management and international water law with Texas A&M University, visited Uzbekistan July 6-10 to participate in a water management training seminar for GOU officials organized by UNESCO.  During his visit, Professor Eckstein also delivered a public lecture at the U.S. Embassy on water as an economic good.  After the ...
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U.S.-Uzbekistan Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology Conducts Midterm Review

The U.S. and Uzbekistan demonstrated their commitment to enhance bilateral science and technology cooperation during a midterm review videoconference of the JCM on Science and Technology Cooperation on June 29. Jennifer Haskell, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Cooperation at U.S. State Department, headed the U.S. delegation in Washington D.C.  Dr. Odilkhuja Parpiev, ...
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Ambassador speaks to Local Business Association

On June 9, 2015, Ambassador Spratlen spoke at a meeting of the Association of International Business and Technologies (AMBiT),  a send-off for a group of local businesspeople, who will tour California’s Silicon Valley in July 2015.  Ambassador Spratlen talked about the importance of entrepreneurship in growing the business relationship between the U.S. and Uzbekistan. AMBiT ...
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United States Assistant Secretary of Commerce Arun Kumar Makes Official Visit to Uzbekistan

On June 3-5, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Arun Kumar visited Uzbekistan and held official meetings with First Deputy Prime Minister Azimov, Minister for Foreign Economic Relations Ganiev, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kamilov. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Kumar also participated in ...
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U.S. Embassy Tashkent holds a book presentation and signing event with the National Library of Uzbekistan

On June 1, in commemoration of International Children’s Day, U.S. Embassy Tashkent held a book presentation and signing event with the National Library of Uzbekistan.  Ambassador Spratlen introduced the Dancing Bear, an American Tale by Laura Whitton, to almost 60 Uzbek school children and teachers representing three Tashkent elementary schools.  U.S. Embassy Tashkent translated the ...
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Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) concludes Risk Management Training for Uzbek Customs and Border Guard Officers

On May 18-22, a five-day Risk Management Training (RMT) course for a combined Uzbek Customs and Border Guard Officer class was conducted by EXBS program in Tashkent. The training focused on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection utilize RMT to enhance interdiction operations without slowing the clearance of the majority of cargo crossing U.S. borders.  ...
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Regional Environmental Officer delivers Remarks at Tashkent Innovation Forum

On May 20, 2015,  Regional Environmental Officer, Robyn McCutcheon spoke at the Tashkent Innovation Forum regarding the State Department’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology initiative, which empowers young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to financing to develop startup solutions that address economic and development challenges.  The Forum, which was organized by ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Concludes a Successful Two-day First Official Visit to Samarkand

On May 18-19, Ambassador Spratlen visited Samarkand, Uzbekistan’s second largest city after Tashkent.  The visit was anchored by three official events:  a meeting with Rector Kholmukhamedov Rahimovich of Samarkand State University (SamSu) and the delivery of remarks to the students; a visit to the Afrosiyab Museum, the site of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation ...
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USCENTCOM-Counternarcotics Installs Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System at the Ayritom Customs Post

A new CCTV system was installed last week for the Uzbekistan State Customs Committee at the Ayritom Customs Post on the border with Afghanistan.  The CCTV system is a significant upgrade over the old system and enhances the overall security posture at the facility.  Funded by USCENTCOM-CN, all installation work was completed by an Uzbek ...
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The American Embassy participates in MFA Day raising funds for charity

U.S. Embassy personnel and family members participated in the MFA Day event on May 2nd illustrating the generosity of Americans and their spirit of volunteerism.  MFA Day is an event in which foreign missions sell food and dishes representing their national cuisine with proceeds going to charity. The American Embassy booth grilled and sold hamburgers ...
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Ambassador Pamela Spratlen visits the House Museum of Tamara Khanum

On April 17, Ambassador Spratlen visited the House Museum of Tamara Khanum in the framework of Women’s History Month. Tamara Khanum (born Tamara Petrosyan) was a significant figure in Soviet Uzbekistan.  In 1929, during the difficult transition period from a feudal Islamic country to the Uzbek Soviet Socialistic Republic, she was one of the first ...
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U.S. Embassy Organizes the First Impromptu Model United Nations Conference in Uzbekistan

To commemorate Women’s History Month, on April 7, the Embassy Tashkent Public Affairs Section held the First Impromptu Model UN Conference in Uzbekistan on “Bridging the Gender Gap in Science.”  Around 35 youth delegates, including alumni of U.S. government exchange programs, students of different academic institutions in Tashkent and the general public took part in ...
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United States and Uzbekistan Sign Inter-Governmental Agreement on FATCA

On April 3, Ambassador Pamela Spratlen and Chairman of the State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan, Botir Parpiyev, signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to improve International Tax Compliance with respect to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Uzbekistan is the first country in Central Asia to sign an IGA on FATCA with the United States.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates in 12th International Education and Career Exhibition in Tashkent

April 2-4, the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of Uzbekistan, the Public Youth Movement “Kamolot,” and Expocontact are hosting the 12th International Education and Career Exhibition at the Youth Creativity Center in Tashkent. 122 institutions from around the world, including Embassy Tashkent’s Education USA, ...
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First Impromptu Model UN Conference

Are you one of the passionate youth interested in finding solutions to global challenges? Have you ever thought of jumping into the shoes of UN Ambassadors and think about issues from multiple perspectives? To commemorate Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to organize the first impromptu Model UN Conference in Uzbekistan. ...
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Ambassador Spratlen Headlines Public Discussion on Relations between Defense Lawyers and Prosecutors

On February 12, Regional Dialogue (RD), a Slovenian NGO funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, organized a public discussion on the role of prosecutors and defense lawyers. The panel of experts consisted of Mark Schamel, a renowned U.S. defense attorney, Ravshan Akhmedov, the Head of Uzbekistan’s Chamber of Layers, David ...
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Embassy Tashkent Successfully Concludes Annual Bilateral Consultations

On December 1-2, Uzbekistan hosted the fifth round of Annual Bilateral Consultations, chaired by Assistant Secretary Biswal and Foreign Minister Kamilov. The U.S. delegation consisted of 22 people representing various bureaus and agencies. The U.S. and Uzbek delegates discussed a broad range of issues of mutual interest across four dimensions: economic, security, political, and human. ...
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Apple Variety Contest

On September 30, USAID Country Director John Riordan participated in the Apple Variety Contest, supported by USAID’s AgLinks Plus Project in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan. 35 Uzbek farmers presented their produce for nominations in four categories: (1) most marketable (2) sweetest (3) juiciest (4) Best in Show. Top ...
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CDC, DTRA, and USAID Combine Efforts to Fight Infectious Disease

Chargé d’Affaires Brink welcomed participants to a three-day workshop (September 24-26) on infection control sponsored by CDC, DTRA, and USAID. The event aimed at providing important information to 39 healthcare professionals on the importance of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), main routes of transmission and means of prevention. HAIs are a major public health concern in Central ...
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Chargè d’Affaires Brink Addresses Tashkent Graduates of ATA’s Airport Security Management Course

On September 16, Chargè d’Affaires Bridget Brink attended a completion ceremony marking the return of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Antiterrorism Assistance program (ATA) to Uzbekistan.  Once a popular and thriving program, courses were stopped years ago.  This last course delivered information to 22 participants, focusing on Airport Security Management.  The course covered seven days ...
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Ecotourism Expert Dean Reeder Visits Uzbekistan

Mr. Dean Reeder, former National Tourism Director for the U.S. National Park Service and ecotourism expert visited Uzbekistan from September 8-14.  Supported by Embassy Tashkent, Mr. Reeder led seminars on “Ecotourism Development” for Government of Uzbekistan officials at the Zaamin National Park and at the headquarters of the Main Forestry Department in Tashkent.  He also ...
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Embassy Conducts Seminar on Combating Human Trafficking

The U.S. Embassy, the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the anti-trafficking NGO Istiqbolli Avlod jointly facilitated a seminar August 18-21 in Tashkent on combating trafficking in persons (TIP).  This seminar, the second in a multi-part series, exposed participants to a variety of mechanisms to combat human trafficking and promoted greater public-private ...
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Celeste Wallander visits Uzbekistan

Dr. Celeste Wallander, Special Assistant to the President of the United States of America and Senior Director for Russia and Eurasia on the U.S. National Security Council, visited Uzbekistan on June 13-14, 2014. Dr. Wallander participated in high-level meetings, pertaining to current issues of bilateral cooperation across a variety of spheres, including regional and international ...
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Forensic Interagency Cooperation

From March 11-12, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent supported a training course for users of forensic evidence. The workshop was designed and delivered by a joint interagency group of forensic experts from Uzbekistan and included a wide variety of forensic topics. The event was attended by investigators, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges from Tashkent and ...
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