Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Delegation Trip to Uzbekistan

JULY 17, 2021 This week, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, led a US delegation with representatives from the White House National Security Council, Department of Defense, and Department of State to a high-level international conference in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to promote security, prosperity, and regional connectivity between Central and South Asia …

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Announcing the U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan – Pakistan Quad Regional Support for Afghanistan-Peace Process and Post Settlement

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 16, 2021 Representatives of the United States, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity.  The parties consider long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan critical to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually …

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Joint Statement of the C5+1 on the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities”

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 16, 2021 The text of the following statement was adopted by the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the United States of America, on the occasion of the International Conference, “Central and South Asia: Regional …

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Cost of Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2021

A new publication ‘ Cost of Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2021 ’ (PDF 6 MB) provides a “one-stop-shop” for investors looking for an authoritative source for startups and established businesses. Initiated by the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Cost of Doing Business in Uzbekistan 2021 was released today in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for …

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Uzbekistan Upgraded in 2021 State Department Trafficking Against Persons Report

July 2, 2021 — The United States welcomes the upgrade of Uzbekistan’s ranking in the annual Trafficking Against Persons (TIP) Report from Tier Two Watch List to Tier Two.  This year’s TIP Report recognizes the Government of Uzbekistan’s efforts toward preventing forced labor in the cotton harvest, identifying violations of laws against forced labor, and …

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2021 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS UZBEKISTAN: Tier 2 The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on …

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USAID Improving Nutrition in Uzbekistan

July 1, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131 tons of food aid worth $399,213 to Uzbekistan. The shipment contains a nutritious vegetable and legume mix for distribution to health and social care settings and vulnerable households. The aid will reach over 30,000 of the …

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USAID is Seeking Concept Papers from Domestic Private Enterprises to Boost Agribusiness Development in Uzbekistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Agribusiness Development activity established the “Agribusiness Development Fund” and announced a request for concept papers from private domestic agribusinesses to strengthen the value-chain of agricultural products, increasing sales, creating new jobs, and accessing new markets. The fund aims to support agribusinesses to introduce new technologies to …

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Go Viral Network announces Next30 emerging leaders’ competition

June 21, 2021 — To mark the 30th anniversary of Central Asian independence, the five U.S. Diplomatic Missions in Central Asia together with the Go Viral Network have launched a regional campaign: Next30 — Young Leaders of Central Asia, to identify 30 emerging leaders in Central Asia, born in 1991 and later. Registration for the Next30 …

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Uzbekistan Launches Public Health Emergency Operations Center

June 16, 2021–Today the Government of Uzbekistan officially launched a new unit within the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC). The establishment of the PHEOC was supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), working through two international partners, Integral Global Health (IGH), and the Civilian Research …

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First USAID Mission Director Arrives in Uzbekistan

June 10, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan — Today, Mikaela Meredith assumed her duties as the first U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director in Uzbekistan. Ms. Meredith has almost 30 years of development experience with USAID. Prior to her new role, Ms. Meredith served as USAID’s Country Representative in Albania from 2018-2021 and USAID Mission …

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United States and Uzbekistan Plan Seismic Stations at Koytash and Karasai

On June 2, 2021 the U.S. Embassy Tashkent delivered approximately $14,000 of loaned equipment to the Republican Center of Seismic Forecasting Monitoring (RCSFM) under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan.  The RCSFM, together with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will install two temporary seismic stations at Karasai and Koytash, …

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USAID Supports Development of Civil Society in Uzbekistan

Friday, May 21, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) kicked off a two-day conference “Collaboration Between Government and Civil Society in Legal Reforms”. The event brings together 70 representatives from the Parliament, government agencies and civil society to exchange experiences and develop recommendations to improve the cooperation of the government and …

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2020 Report on International Religious Freedom: Uzbekistan

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM MAY 12, 2021 Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion or belief and separation of government and religion. Throughout the year, the government consulted with international legal scholars regarding draft updates to the law on religion, and on August 6, it officially requested a joint opinion from the …

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USAID Facilitates Trade Between Pakistan and Central Asia

May 6, 2021 Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with TCS Logistics (Pakistan), successfully launched the first pilot shipment to Central Asia under the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) Convention, a customs agreement that facilitates the international transport of goods. The trial shipment cargo, consisting of herbal medicines destined …

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Joint Statement on the C5+1 Virtual Ministerial

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MAY 4, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the C5+1 Virtual Ministerial. Begin Text: The U.S. …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of prominent human rights defender Surat Ikramov, who passed away on May 3 at age 77 after a prolonged illness. Ikramov was a tireless advocate for the inalienable rights of the citizens of Uzbekistan for more than 20 years.  He …

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Protecting Intellectual Property By Supporting Small and Medium Enterprises and Invention

This week we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2021, and this year’s theme is “Taking Your Ideas to Market.” This theme highlights the importance of intellectual property (IP) protection systems for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  SMEs are the backbone of both the global, and Uzbekistan’s, economy.  They deliver the goods and services we need every day, …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Kamilov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT April 22, 2021 Secretary Blinken’s Call with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Kamilov The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov. The Secretary affirmed the United States’ support for Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, …

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Helping Women Artisans and Entrepreneurs Expand Digital Trade, USAID Hosts Training

On April 8-9, the United States, through its Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a two-day webinar: ‘Women in Crafts: Opportunities for Connectivity and Digital Trade’ for women artisans and handicraft producers across Afghanistan and Central Asia to better understand market demand, identify new markets, and improve product quality. This training was held as part …

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Celebration of Ramadan

VIDEO REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE RECORDED ON APRIL 9, 2021 APRIL 12, 2021 Today, I wish all Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season of reflection, prayer, charity, fasting, and community. Many Muslims at home and abroad will again celebrate this Ramadan differently through virtual gatherings and digital interaction …

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Statement from the President on the Beginning of Ramadan

April 12, 2021  Jill and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem. As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been.  In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet gather …

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Self-Defense Classes for Women and Girls | Round Two

Due to the overwhelming number of applicants for the second round of our Alumni Self-Defense project, we have closed registration. Please stay tuned for announcements about future rounds of the project. Personal safety should be your right no matter where you are, whether you are in your home, workplace, or on the street. Unfortunately, the …

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Joint Statement on the Results of the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)

03/30/2021 WASHINGTON – Senior officials of the governments of the United States, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan today met for the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan attended as observers. The participants affirmed the TIFA as a valuable mechanism to …

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USAID Launches a New Regional Water and Environment Activity in Uzbekistan

March 31, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched its new five-year water and environment activity in Uzbekistan, “USAID Regional Water and Vulnerable Environment.” The program covers the five countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan and will strengthen regional cooperation on the management of shared water resources in the …

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2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: The Department of State will release an addendum to this report in mid 2021 that expands the subsection on Women in Section 6 to include a broader range of issues related to reproductive rights.​ Uzbekistan is a constitutional republic with a political system led by …

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United States and Ministry of Public Education Open “American Corner” in Qarshi

March 26, 2021 QARSHI, UZBEKISTAN – The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, in partnership with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan officially opened the American Corner at the Barkamol Avlod Community Center in Qarshi to the public. Deputy Minister of Public Education Rustam Karimjanov and U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum delivered welcoming remarks and …

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USAID Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day in Uzbekistan

March 24, 2021, Tashkent – Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) jointly with the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, World Health Organization, International Press Club, and affected communities commemorated World Tuberculosis Day in Uzbekistan. Eliminating Tuberculosis is a United Nations global goal requiring joint and sustained efforts of governments, international donors, civil society …

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Uzbekistan Ministry of Public Education Embarks on Student Textbooks Scope and Sequence Development in Partnership with USAID

March 19, 2021, Tashkent Uzbekistan The Ministry of Public Education, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is developing student textbooks’ scopes and sequences for schools in Uzbekistan. Grade level scopes and sequences are based on standards and are very detailed road maps that lay out exactly what should be covered lesson …

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United States Congratulates Uzbekistan on Arrival of COVID-19 Vaccines

Tashkent, Uzbekistan — The United States congratulates Uzbekistan on the successful arrival of 660,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines today.  This shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently completed an initial $2 billion obligation—out of a total planned $4 billion— to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support the …

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USAID Supports the Modernization of Uzbekistan’s Energy Sector

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 15, 2021 – Today, representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) participated in the opening of a Modern Communications Room at the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan. This unique venue, established with support from USAID, will serve as a meeting space for both virtual and in-person conferences, workshops, and …

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USAID Provides Equipment to Syrdarya Regional Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center

February 23, 2021, Yangiyer, Syrdarya region – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over medical equipment to 12 healthcare facilities in the Syrdarya, to assist the region in its fight against tuberculosis (TB).  Representatives of the USAID Mission to Uzbekistan, National Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, and the Syrdarya Regional Health Administration participated …

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Virtual Exchange on Good Governance and Civic Engagement Between Uzbekistan and the United States Begins Today

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Partnership for Innovation Program teamed up with PartnersGlobal to facilitate a week-long virtual exchange on ‘Good Governance and Civic Engagement’ that began today. Participants include members of Public Councils, State Administration, Parliament, and civil society organizations from Uzbekistan and the United States. Through the virtual exchange, participants will …

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USAID Supports Healthcare Workers in Uzbekistan to Improve Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

February 19, 2021 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the National Chamber of Innovative Healthcare of Uzbekistan, organized online training for healthcare providers to improve treatment of critically-ill COVID-19 patients requiring critical care and mechanical ventilation. This training is a part of USAID’s Local Health Systems Sustainability project activity to support Uzbekistan’s …

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Minister of Public Education Shermatov and Ambassador Rosenblum Host Welcome Ceremony for Newly Arrived Group of Educators to Uzbekistan

February 9, 2021 Minister of Public Education Sherzod Shermatov and U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum hosted a ceremony at Tashkent school #295 to welcome the newly-arrived group of 27 English teachers and visiting scholars from the United States, who will be teaching at schools and universities across Uzbekistan.  ​The group, which arrived in January and …

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The Central Asia Media Program Eduthon Begins Today

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 2 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Central Asia Media Program kicked off the second annual MediaCAMP Eduthon 2021, an innovative seminar on media and digital literacy. The virtual event gathers university professors, schoolteachers, media trainers, and experts in the field of media and digital literacy from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, …

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CDC Launches Field Epidemiological Program in Uzbekistan

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a five-day Field Epidemiological Frontline Training Program (FETP) for 20 Uzbek epidemiologists from the Services for Sanitary and Epidemiological Well-being (SSEW) and 10 mentors from the Tashkent Medical Academy. The CDC FETP is a service-based training program for public health workers at all levels of …

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Uzbekistan Ministry of Public Education Embarks on New Student Standards in Partnership with USAID

January 14, 2021, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – New standards of educational achievement by grade and subject are being launched by the Ministry of Public Education in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Having clear expectations for each school grade about what students are expected to know and do will then enable the Ministry …

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Joint US-Uzbek Statement on the Abraham (Ibrahim) Fund

January 9, 2021 WASHINGTON – U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the Republic of Uzbekistan are proud to announce that they are expanding their partnership through Uzbekistan’s support for the Abraham (Ibrahim) Fund. The United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates launched the Fund on October 20, 2020. In doing so, the three countries …

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Joint Statement on the Announcement of the Central Asia Investment Partnership

January 07, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan. Begin Text: Today the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan are announcing the launch of the …

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USAID Supports Visually Impaired Citizens of Uzbekistan

Thursday, December 10, 2020–Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over 2,000 copies of the “Collection of Legal Documents on the Rights of People with Visual Impairments” in Braille to the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan. The collection contains documents such as the Law on Social Protection of the People with Disabilities and …

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Essay for Human Rights Day

Tatiana Dovlatova, Leader of the “Open Line” initiative group In my human rights advocacy work, it is very clear to me that empathy and solidarity are very important.  Even when others cannot help with anything specific, their empathy is very important and it gives me strength. I got into human rights advocacy by fate.  My …

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Ministry of Public Education and USAID Partner to Help Improve Secondary Education in Uzbekistan

December 4, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – From November 30 to December 4, 2020 more than 80 education professionals participated in a virtual workshop on “Curriculum Development and Review” hosted by the USAID-funded Education for Excellence Program. The workshop fostered a shared understanding and deepening of knowledge and skills on modern curriculum development that are essential to …

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Self-Defense Classes for Women and Girls

Personal safety should be your right no matter where you are, whether you are in your home, workplace, or on the street. Unfortunately, the fact that one in three women and girls experience physical violence in their lifetime, most frequently by a person they know, is proof that this isn’t the case. The problem is …

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Message of Condolences

The Embassy of the United States of America in Uzbekistan wishes to express its sincere condolences over the passing of Atkham Omanov.  Mr. Omanov made many important contributions to the development of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy and the strengthening of its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.  We extend our condolences to the family and friends of …

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Joint Statement between the United States and Uzbekistan

Joint Statement between the United States and Uzbekistan on the Successful Conclusion of 2020 Annual Bilateral Consultations and Commencement of a Strategic Partnership Dialogue MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 20, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan. …

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United States Hosts Over 1 Million International Students for the Fifth Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 16, 2020— The 2020 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange , released today, reveals that for the fifth consecutive year the United States hosted more than one million international students (1,075,496) during the 2019/2020 academic year. Despite a slight decline (1.8%) in the number of international students in the United States during the 2019/2020 academic year, this group still …

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USAID’s Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Virtual

November 16, 2020 Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum , an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia and beyond. This year’s five-day virtual event includes 100 speakers and 4000 registered participants representing 39 countries including the USA, Afghanistan, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, …

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First Modern “American Window” Space to Open in Qarshi, Uzbekistan

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN (November13, 2020) In early 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in cooperation with American Councils for International Education (American Councils), will launch the “American Window” initiative throughout the Republic of Uzbekistan. The initiative will provide the communities where Windows are located with modern resource libraries and dynamic conference spaces, and will offer electronic …

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The Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Online

November 02, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will virtually host the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia, on November 16 – 20, 2020. This year’s theme Central Asia – Growth and Prosperity will explore new trends and market reactions in …

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U.S. Embassy Tashkent Statement on the Death of Andrey Kubatin

2 November 2020 The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and students of recently released political prisoner and respected scholar Andrey Kubatin, who passed away on October 29 at age 36. ​We were privileged to know him and his family. Before Andrey lost his struggle with COVID-19, he inspired many people by his steadfast …

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Joint Statement from the United States and Uzbekistan on Women, Peace, and Security

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 30, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Uzbekistan on the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Begin text: The United States and Uzbekistan marked the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 by reaffirming the growing partnership to …

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The United States and Uzbekistan Join Forces to Strengthen the Quality of Locally Produced Pharmaceuticals

October 29, Tashkent, Uzbekistan– Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Uzbekistan, through the Ministry of Health Agency on Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry (Pharm Agency) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to implement the “Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus” program in Uzbekistan. Rebecca Black, Acting Mission Director …

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USAID Celebrates the Achievements of Its Five-year Agriculture Program in Uzbekistan

October 27, 2020 Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) marked the successful completion of the USAID Agricultural Value Chain activity at a virtual event.  U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum and Uzbekistan’s Minister of Agriculture Jamshid Khodjaev, as well as representatives of USAID Uzbekistan and the international donor community participated in …

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U.S. Embassy Tashkent Statement on the Death of Mamadali Makhmudov

20 October 2020 The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of celebrated Tashkent-based writer and former political prisoner Mamadali Makhmudov, who passed away on October 16 at age 79 from COVID-19. Mamadali Makhmudov spent 17 years as a political prisoner and was considered a leading pioneer of human …

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USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

October 19, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has published a detailed  Directory of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters  to provide key information on growers to potential buyers around the world. Over 120 horticulture exporters from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are listed in the catalogue that includes details about their products (by category), brands, distribution …

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U.S. Embassy Announces First Virtual EducationUSA Fair Open for Registration

October 14, 2020 – Registration for the First EducationUSA Central Asia Virtual Fair is now open. This year’s event will take place completely online on October 17, 2020 from 15:00-19:00 Tashkent time. More than 60 accredited US Higher Education Institutions will take part in this event. These institutions offer Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D. programs, and intensive English …

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United States Delivers Additional Life-Saving Supplies to Uzbekistan in Response to COVID-19

October 9, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan —The United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) in Uzbekistan delivered medical supplies valued at $2.23 million to support Uzbekistan’s COVID-19 response. The materials are expected to significantly strengthen the nation’s capacity to safely and quickly test for COVID-19. The delivery includes laboratory equipment for advanced COVID-19 testing, …

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USAID Completes Dignity and Rights Program in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, October 2, 2020 – Today, the United States through its Agency for International Development (USAID) celebrated five years of achievement through the USAID-funded Dignity and Rights program in Uzbekistan. The program was implemented by the International Organization for Migration and the National Human Rights Center of Uzbekistan. The Dignity and Rights program supported the Government …

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USAID Announces Launch of Bilateral Uzbekistan Mission

The United States Government announced the launch of a bilateral U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Uzbekistan. With the establishment of a full mission in Uzbekistan, USAID will be better positioned to support the government’s wide-ranging program of economic, political and social reforms, while strengthening private business, non-governmental organizations and independent media. USAID …

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USAID Acting Administrator Barsa Announces the Establishment of New USAID Missions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email:  press@usaid.gov Today, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa announced the establishment of new bilateral USAID missions in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation. The announcement comes just months after the public launch …

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U.S. Embassy Tashkent Announces New Children’s Educational Programs to be Aired in Uzbekistan

September 22, 2020 – The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in coordination with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan announced that three American animated children’s television shows will air for the first time ever in the original English.  The three shows, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Vivi and Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, will provide educational entertainment for …

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4th Annual “Go Viral” Regional Festival Launches Online

September 9th – Registration for the 4th annual Go Viral regional festival opens today. This year’s event will take place online October 9-18. Each year Go Viral brings together experts, innovators, and creative minds from media, business, culture, and technology not only from Central Asia, but all over the world. Through presentations, workshops, and networking, …

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USAID Rehabilitates Yomonjar Canal to Improve Water Management

September 10, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum, together with the Minister of Water Resources, Shavkat Khamraev, opened a virtual event in Tashkent to celebrate the renovation of the Yomonjar irrigation system in Bukhara province. The rehabilitation was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Smart Waters …

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Statement on the Death of Shukhrat Rustamov

02 September 2020 The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the relatives, friends, and colleagues of Tashkent-based human rights activist and legal counselor Shukhrat Rustamov who passed away on August 28 in a hospital in Yangiyul, Tashkent Region at the age of 67 after a month-long illness. For over 25 years, Shukhrat Rustamov’s dedication helped the people of Uzbekistan fight …

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U.S. Provides Ventilators to Help Uzbekistan Battle COVID-19

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated 200 ventilators to Uzbekistan to assist its fight against COVID-19. This assistance is just the latest donation by the United States of critical supplies in response to Uzbekistan’s request for international assistance related to the pandemic. “In the face of …

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USAID Supports Venture Capital Development in Uzbekistan

On August 14, USAID’s Future Growth Initiative with Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association (UZVCA) hosted an online roundtable “Formation and Development of Venture Investment in the Republic of Uzbekistan.” Participants discussed the development of private equity and venture capital investment, a necessity for the future development of competitive entrepreneurship in Uzbekistan. Addressing the participants of the …

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USAID and INTILISH Join Forces to End Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

Today, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the non-governmental organization, Republican Informational Educational Center (RIEC) “INTILISH,” announced the launch of a new $1 million USAID-funded End Tuberculosis (TB) Uzbekistan activity. Through the new activity, USAID will support INTILISH’s efforts to combat TB, especially hard to treat drug-resistant (DR) TB. “End TB Uzbekistan” is a three-year activity that will benefit hundreds of …

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United States Donates $902,000 Worth of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies to Uzbekistan

On July 28, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) donated $902,000 worth of medical and laboratory equipment and supplies to Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Health. The donated items will allow the country to conduct 25,000 COVID-19 tests, using advanced Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) equipment.  This technology detects the presence of viral DNA, which …

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Joint Statement for the Press on C5+1 High-Level Dialogue

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JULY 9, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the Governments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of a C5+1 meeting of the Secretary …

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USAID Launches a New Activity to Strengthen Agribusiness Development in Uzbekistan

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) announced the launch of the new $18.9 million USAID Agribusiness Development Activity that will support private sector-led growth in agriculture and related sectors in Uzbekistan. The USAID Agribusiness Development Activity will capitalize on previous USAID investments and advancements in the sector by increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of agricultural goods and …

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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and DFC CEO Adam Boehler Travel to Pakistan, Qatar, and Uzbekistan

Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Media Note June 28, 2020 U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad departed on June 28 for travel to Doha, Islamabad, and Tashkent. At all three locations, Ambassador Khalilzad will urge support for all Afghans to meet their remaining commitments ahead of intra-Afghan negotiations, specifically reduced violence and …

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United States and Ministry of Public Education Partner with Sesame Workshop to Help Children Understand COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, the United States through USAID and in partnership with the Ministry of Public Education is working with the Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, to distribute important health and safety public service announcements in Uzbekistan. Sesame Workshop’s COVID-19 media content package, “Caring For Each Other,” was specifically developed to address the …

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Statement by Ambassador Rosenblum on Protests in the United States over Racial Discrimination and Police Violence

George Floyd’s death was a grave tragedy, and we grieve for his family and for his community. One police officer has been charged with murder and three others with aiding and abetting murder, and they will be tried in a court of law. The massive demonstrations we have seen over the past two weeks show …

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The United States Supports Uzbekistan’s Efforts to Combat COVID-19

On June 5, the U.S. Embassy handed over essential reagents for COVID-19 testing to the Uzbekistan’s Agency of Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ assistance to Uzbekistan to combat COVID-19. “Working together with our partners in the Ministry of Health, we will improve detection, reduce the toll of this dangerous virus, …

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United States Provides Essential Relief Supplies for Families Affected by the Syrdarya Flooding

Today, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum handed over essential relief supplies to the non-governmental charity foundation Sog’lom Avlod Uchun as part of the United States government’s assistance to Uzbekistan in response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir Dam. This humanitarian assistance will reach 2,000 beneficiary families affected by the disaster. Essential relief supply sets, …

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Joint Statement on the U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE May 27, 2020 The text of the following statement was released by the governments of the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the inaugural U.S. – Afghanistan – Uzbekistan Trilateral Meeting. Begin …

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USAID Commits $2 Million to Address the Needs of Central Asian Migrants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $2 million dollars to protect migrants in Central Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. This support will be delivered through the ongoing USAID-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia project, implemented by Winrock International, and includes support to migrants from Uzbekistan. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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The United States Announces Additional Funds for Uzbekistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

May 22, 2020 Tashkent, Uzbekistan As part of the comprehensive response against the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government announced an additional $3 million in funding through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Uzbekistan. This brings the total direct U.S. Government contribution to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19 to $5.92 million, of …

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Special Briefing via Telephone

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE For Immediate Release May 20, 2020 Special Briefing via Telephone Ambassador Alice G. Wells Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Moderator:  Hello, I would like to welcome journalists to today’s virtual press briefing with Ambassador Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central …

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United States Aids Families Hit by Sardoba Dam Tragedy

May 08, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA), is supporting Uzbekistan’s response to the partial collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir dam in the Syrdarya region that caused the displacement of tens of thousands of people in one of the country’s most …

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Special Briefing via Telephone

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE For Immediate Release May 6, 2020 Special Briefing via Telephone Dr. Daniel Singer Regional Director for Central Asia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Moderator:  Hi, and greetings to everyone from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome the participants joining this discussion.  Today we are pleased …

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CDC Approves $2 Million for COVID-19 Response in Uzbekistan

May 6, 2020 The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/CAR) has pledged $6.8 million to support governments in Central Asia in managing the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, including $2.07 million for Uzbekistan. In Uzbekistan, the CDC will use these new funds to address the most urgent needs that were identified by the Ministry …

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USAID Publishes a Comprehensive GLOBALG.A.P. Manual for Uzbekistan’s Farmers

May 4, 2020, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Standardization, Metrology and Certification Agency of Uzbekistan (UzStandard) published a comprehensive manual for Uzbekistan’s farmers and agri-firms that will help them compete in international markets by adopting good agricultural practices in line with the international GLOBALG.A.P. standard. GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s largest agriculture certification program, setting criteria …

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Remarks for UN HRC Report Follow On Hearing

U.S. Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum Remarks for UN HRC Report Follow On Hearing April 30, 2020, 1100 Assalom Alaykum!  Ramazon muborak bo’lsin!  Good morning. I am happy to join my distinguished colleagues at this important event.  Senator Saidov, thank you for the kind invitation.  You’ve given me an excuse to put on a tie today – …

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DTRA Team Supports Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Uzbekistan

In response to the global COVID-19 threat, the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at the U.S. Embassy Tashkent, recently donated 1,000 tests to the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH).  The donation was made in conjunction with practical training provided by experts from DTRA’s prime contractor in Tashkent, TMC Global Professional Services (TMC).  The training …

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Innovation for a Green Future: Protecting Intellectual Property to Protect the Planet

American entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates once said, “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization is celebrating the 20th World Intellectual Property Day with the theme, “Innovation for a Green Future.”  This year’s theme will look at …

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USAID Strengthens Food Security for Vulnerable Populations in Uzbekistan

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), delivered 131,320 kg of food assistance worth almost $400,000 to Uzbekistan. This food assistance will reach more than 35,000 of the most vulnerable Uzbekistani citizens and be distributed through more than 144 health and social protection facilities. This includes facilities that are providing COVID-19 …

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U.S. Government Announces Additional Support For Uzbekistan’s Efforts Against COVID-19

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced an additional contribution to Uzbekistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Secretary of State Pompeo announced on March 26, 2020 that the United States has mobilized nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian assistance to support up to 64 at-risk countries in response …

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USAID Commemorates Twenty Years of Cooperation With the Government of Uzbekistan in the Fight Against Tuberculosis

In commemoration of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud of the shared gains with the Government of Uzbekistan achieved over the past two decades in the fight against this deadly but curable disease. USAID in partnership with the National TB Program introduced the most modern anti-TB medications and …

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Additional Quarantine Restrictions Applied by the Government of Uzbekistan

On March 22, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. the Embassy received reports of the following additional quarantine restrictions applied by the Government of Uzbekistan (GoU) in Tashkent and the immediate vicinity of the city:  All public transportation in Tashkent has been closed including subway, buses, and mini-bus services. Only those taxis with a disinfection certificate from …

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Statement on the Celebration of Nowruz

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 19, 2020 I join President Trump in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all who celebrate this tradition across the world. The arrival of spring reminds us of our many blessings. Nowruz is a time to gather and recognize these blessings among friends and family by paying visits and sharing …

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The United States Supports Uzbekistan’s Efforts to Halt Spread of Coronavirus

On March 17, the U.S. Embassy handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Agency for Sanitary and Epidemiological Wellbeing (ASEW) as part of the United States’ second PPE donation to Uzbekistan to prepare for the potential spread of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated additional financing …

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2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan

2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan MARCH 11, 2020 Executive Summary Uzbekistan is a constitutional republic with a political system dominated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his supporters. In 2016 Mirziyoyev, the former prime minister, won the presidential elections with 88 percent of the vote. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights …

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USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan Partner to Eliminate Tuberculosis

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, officially launched its new five-year tuberculosis (TB) program that will provide targeted investments to further reduce the burden of tuberculosis on Uzbekistanis.  The First Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Bakhodir Yusupaliev; …

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Ambassador, Minister of Public Education Officially Launch English Speaking Nation

On Monday, March 9, US Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum and Minister of Public Education Sherzod Shermatov participated in the English Speaking Nation program launching ceremony in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  English Speaking Nation: Secondary Teacher Training (ESN:STT) will offer professional development and teacher training opportunities to Uzbekistan secondary school language teachers over the next three years. “The United …

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Energy Experts Discussed the Adequacy of the Transmission System to Accommodate Increasing Cross-Border Power Exchanges at a USAID-Supported Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aigerim Begaliyeva, Communications Specialist Т. +7 727 2507612 E-mail: abegaliyeva@usaid.gov   Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On March 4, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a Technical Working Group meeting, as part of the Central Asian Regional Electricity Market (CAREM) project to promote the region’s long-term energy security and economic growth. This …

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Uzbekistan, United States Conduct Joint Crisis Response Drills

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – The National Guard together with other Uzbek security forces hosted a joint crisis response exercise with U.S. Central Command from Feb. 24 – March 2, 2020 in order to strengthen security cooperation and improve interoperability. Uzbek and U.S. military personnel participated in exercise Invincible Sentry 2020 at military training areas, and other locations approved …

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Statement by USAID Administrator Mark Green on the Commitment of $37 Million in Assistance to Respond to Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

For Immediate Release Monday, March 2, 2020 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov The U.S. Government announced today a commitment of $37 million in financing from the Emergency Reserve Fund for Contagious Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for 26 countries affected by novel coronavirus COVID-19 or at high risk of …

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U.S. Government Donates 600 Sets of Personal Protective Equipment to Uzbekistan

On February 20, staff from the U.S. Embassy Tashkent delivered 600 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Republican Center for Prevention of Plague, Quarantine, and Most Hazardous Infectious (CPPQMHI), under the Ministry of Health (MOH), to support Uzbekistan’s efforts to prepare in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Earlier in January, the …

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Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Alan Meltzer

Remarks for the Forum on “Effectiveness of the Strategy for the Further Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Three Years and Priorities 2020” Hilton Hotel February 14, 9:30 AM   Assalamu aleikum. I would like to thank the Development Strategy Center and Regional Dialogue for inviting me today.  I am honored to speak alongside …

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Ambassador Rosenblum’s Remarks at the ILO Roundtable

I want to thank the ILO for organizing this meeting today, it’s very useful for all of us.  Although I won’t try to thank everyone who has contributed to the effect to eradicate forced labor in Uzbekistan over the past 4-5 years – there are so many people involved and others have already thanked them …

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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at Press Event

Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum: Good afternoon and welcome to the US Embassy!  I’m very glad to have a chance to meet today with representatives of the media, to talk about the visit to Tashkent earlier this week of Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.  I will also be pleased to answer other questions you may wish to …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the U.K., Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 24, 2020 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to London, U.K.; Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan January 29 to February 4. Secretary Pompeo will travel to London on January 29, where he will meet with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab …

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Secretary Pompeo Postpones Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 1, 2020 Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the ongoing situation in Iraq and ensure the safety and security of Americans in the Middle East. Secretary …

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Statement From Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman

IMMEDIATE RELEASE DEC. 29, 2019 In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 30, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; and Nicosia, Cyprus from January 3-7. Secretary Pompeo will travel to Kyiv on January 3, where he will meet with President Zelenskyy, Foreign Minister Prystaiko, and Defense Minister Zahorodnyuk …

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U.S. Embassy Publishes American Fables and Fairytales for the First Time in Uzbek

The U.S. Embassy Tashkent worked with local Uzbek partners to produce a book of American fables and fairytales in the Uzbek language, “Amerika ertak va afsonalari.”  The colorfully illustrated book, which includes over 60 short stories about animals, birds, ghosts and other interesting characters, taken from www.americanfolklore.net , was published by the Baktria Press in Tashkent. …

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Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

December 2, 2019 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Today, Charge d’affaires Alan Meltzer delivered opening remarks at an event organized by USAID’s Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program marking the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaign. Acting Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Women and Gender Equality Sayyоra Baratova, Deputy Prosecutor General of …

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USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

November 12, 2019, Shymkent, Kazakhstan – The Central Asia Trade Forum, the region’s flagship international event for companies and exporters, opened today in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Over 500 leaders from government, business and civil society from Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States gathered to explore investment and innovation in horticulture across the region. …

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Center for Disease Control Signs MOU with Tashkent Medical Academy

November 7, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum participated in a signing ceremony for a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize joint public health education and scientific research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America, and the Tashkent Medical Academy, …

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United States Strengthens Regional Cooperation Toward Common Electricity Market

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supported a two-day regionwide workshop on the Concept and Prospects for a Central Asia Regional Electricity Market (CAREM). Power sector representatives from all five Central Asian countries attended the conference and shared their nation’s experiences on recent developments and current priorities in their …

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International Religious Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 27, 2019 Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act …

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2019 PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program

USAID and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced that the  2019 PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program  will support networks of female scientists conducting research on the development and uptake of effective tools and approaches for preventing, detecting, and treating TB. USAID and NAS encourage applicants from diverse academic backgrounds including, but not limited to, the behavioral and social sciences, …

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The United States and the Ministry of Public Education partner to improve early grade reading and math skills in Uzbekistan

A team of five U.S. education experts have arrived in Uzbekistan to work with education experts from Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Public Education (MOPE) to develop reading and mathematics assessments for students in grades 2 and 4. The data from this assessment, which is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be used …

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Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports 2018 – Uzbekistan

In 2018, Uzbekistan made moderate efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government took active measures to prevent the use of forced child labor in the cotton harvest, including by issuing temporary regulations for labor conditions in organized cotton picking, reiterating the legal bans on using forced labor or child labor, raising …

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United States And Uzbekistan Sign Landmark Development Agreement In Education

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – A landmark Development Objective Assistance Agreement (DOAG) was signed between the United States and Uzbekistan today, which will commit up to $50 million from the United States to support education sector reform in Uzbekistan over the next five years. This is the first comprehensive bilateral development grant agreement between the U.S. Government …

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USAID Hosts the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

The U.S. Agency for International Development will host one of the region’s flagship international business events, the ninth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, at the Rixos Khadisha Hotel, on November 12-13, 2019 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Shymkent serves as an important regional hub, connecting two of the region’s largest economies and serving as a transit point …

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Conference on Diet-related Disease in Uzbekistan Opens in Tashkent

U.S. researchers discuss nutrition as a foundation for a healthy nation Tashkent — Today an international conference on nutrition, organized by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and the INCF “For a Healthy Generation” opened in Tashkent. A grant provided by the U.S. Embassy enabled U.S. researchers, key government officials, …

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Installation of Radiation Detection Equipment Promotes Safe and Secure Borders

Termez—Today U.S. Ambassador Rosenblum and Uzbekistan’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ismatulla Irgashev, participated in an equipment handover ceremony at the “Friendship Bridge” connecting Afghanistan to Uzbekistan.  The radiation detection equipment, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), will help Uzbekistan combat the smuggling of radioactive material at an important international …

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American Bluegrass Coming to Uzbekistan

U.S. Embassy Tashkent is pleased to announce the visit of the Henhouse Prowlers bluegrass band, who will represent the United States this year at the Sharq Taronalari International Music Festival in Samarkand. In addition to performing at the Sharq Taronalari festival, the Henhouse Prowlers will lead a jam session with local folk musicians and students …

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Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Media Note August 19, 2019 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on August 20-23. In Nur-Sultan, Under Secretary Hale will meet with senior government officials to discuss the U.S. – Kazakhstan enhanced strategic partnership and our ongoing close cooperation on bilateral and global issues.  While in …

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Partnership for Innovation Program

First Forum of Public Councils in Tashkent On 14 August, 2019 Tashkent hosted the first Forum of Public Councils that brought together more than 150 representatives of the public councils throughout Uzbekistan, media, active citizens, and  foreign experts to discuss development of public councils and ongoing reforms in the country. The Forum was organized by …

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Leading Travel Bloggers to Promote Tourism in Central Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2019 Contact information: Assel Choibekova Communications Director, USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia Phone: +7 701 756 33 67 Email: Assel_Choibekova@dai.com Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is hosting ten popular international travel bloggers from August 8-18, 2019 to promote tourism …

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United States Supports Green Business Start-ups

August 6, 2019 Two Uzbek start-ups were selected to pitch at the Global Climate Launchpad 2019, to be held in Amsterdam in November.  The winner of the national final is the team “VIOM” that pitched a startup on production of water-soluble and biodegradable film for agricultural use. The runner up is team “Proteus” that has …

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U.S. Embassy Marks World Day against Trafficking in Persons

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Inter-Agency Commission on Combating Trafficking in Persons and International Organization for Migration (IOM) held an informational campaign on Tashkent’s Broadway to recognize World Day against Trafficking in Persons. “Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, violates the most basic …

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U.S. Ambassador Rosenblum Highlights Close Cooperation in Fight against TB

Tashkent – On July 19, 2109, United States Ambassador Daniel Rosenblum highlighted the key successes of a five-year U.S. Government program to fight tuberculosis (TB), and announced future programs in Uzbekistan to reduce and eliminate TB, especially drug-resistant strains. He handed over USG purchased modern laboratory and video equipment worth over $730,000 to improve detection and …

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United States Supports Afghan-Uzbek Cross-border Trade

Tashkent – USAID is supporting private-sector led economic growth in Afghanistan by hosting a week-long workshop “Facilitating Trade, Promoting Economic Growth,” to promote trade between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.  The workshop participants learned about gaining market access by leveraging World Trade Organization (WTO) membership; the importance of transparent government procurement processes for foreign direct investment; ways to …

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First Commerce Department Certified U.S. Trade Mission visits Uzbekistan

A U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Mission featuring 13 major US companies is visiting Tashkent this week to learn more about the business and investment climate in Uzbekistan, and to meet with top Uzbek government officials, American Chamber of Commerce members, state enterprises and other Uzbek companies.  The certified trade mission fulfills a pledge …

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Smart Waters Program Opens Regional Summer School for Water Management Students

June 10, 2019 – The United States Government through USAID’s Smart Waters Regional activity launched its annual two weeks Summer School Education Program with the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (TIIAME).  Eight students from the Integrated Water Resources Management Principles Masters (IWRM MA) Program of Kazakh-German University and seven TIIAME students will …

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U.S. Government Helps Uzbekistan Shape its National Climate Adaptation Plan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, June 13-14, 2019 – The U.S. government-funded C5+1: Adaptation Planning project held a two-day training workshop for 25 experts from government ministries and stakeholders in Tashkent to shape Uzbekistan’s key adaptation principles and to share global best practices for adaptation planning and implementation. At the workshop, participants learned climate change adaptation planning concepts and …

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Treasury Department Delegation Visits Tashkent to Explore Technical Assistance Collaboration

June 11, 2019—A delegation from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) arrived in Tashkent for meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Jamshid Kuchkarov, Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov, Chairman of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan Mamarizo Nurmuratov, Director of the Capital Markets Development Agency …

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USAID Supports Conference on Health Reforms to “End TB” in Uzbekistan

The United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan kicked off a national two-day conference on health reforms to end tuberculosis (TB) May 22 in Tashkent.  The conference is sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Phthisiology and …

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Partnership for Innovation Program in Uzbekistan Grant Competition Continues

The Nationwide movement Yuksalish and the Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) (Kazakhstan), with the financial support of USAID, launched the Partnership for Innovation Program in Uzbekistan. The goal of the Partnership for Innovation program is to increase the role of civil society in Uzbekistan by supporting and developing constructive and effective interaction between civil society …

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The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent is pleased to announce the launch of a new round of the “Alumni English” project in Bukhara.

U.S. Exchange Alumni will conduct two different English language courses three times per week, each class lasting one and a half hours. The first program, “Language in Use,” will cater to people 14 years and older whose English proficiency level is below intermediate level. The second program, “TOEFLiBT Preparation Course,” is for English learners above the intermediate proficiency level. …

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Let’s Take a Breather: The Importance of Air Quality for Health, the Economy, and the Environment

U.S. former First Lady and environmentalist Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson once said, “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”  From April 29 to May 3, we mark the importance of our shared environment by celebrating Air Quality Awareness Week.  …

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Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program

Request for Applications (RFA) No.: RFA-2019-001 1.    Introduction. Tetra Tech DPK (Tt DPK) is the implementing partner for USAID’s JUDICIAL REFORM IN UZBEKISTAN PROGRAM (JRUP) pursuant to the authority contained in the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and in accordance with USAID Task Order No. 72011518F00005. Tt DPK invites Uzbek non-governmental organizations (NGOs) …

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United States Geological Survey Signs MOU with Uzbekistan

Washington, DC– On April 17, 2019, the United States and Uzbekistan took an important step to enhance cooperation in natural resources by signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Geological Survey and the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Geology and Mineral Resources.  The MOU was a follow-on to US Department of …

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The Harlem Globetrotters TeamUP with Uzbek Youth to Counter Bullying in Schools

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in collaboration with the Uzbek Ministry of Public Education is hosting players from the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team April 27 through May 5, 2019.  “Zeus” McClurkin,“TNT” Lister, and team publicist, Brett Meister will conduct a series of basketball workshops for schoolchildren from different regions and present their T.E.A.M. UP program …

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Reach for the Gold: From Inspiration to Success through Protection of Intellectual Property

The great American inventor Nicola Tesla once said, “I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.”  On April 26, we mark World Intellectual Property (IP) Day to celebrate the value people …

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Harlem Globetrotters Continue Support of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy Program with Upcoming Visit to Uzbekistan

Sports Diplomacy | U.S. Department of State Team will also play games there in late May, marking record 124th country the Globetrotters have visited (ATLANTA, April 24, 2019) – The Harlem Globetrotters will once again continue their tradition of bringing goodwill to people all over the world as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy program when they visit the Central Asian nation of …

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Hands-on Agricultural Research Site Opens in Andijan

April 23–At an event today in Andijan, Gary Robbins, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Uzbekistan Country Director and Dr. Abduaziz Abduvasikov, Rector of the Andijan Branch of Tashkent State Agrarian University (TSAU) opened a new orchard and drip irrigation demonstration site, established with the support of USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) project.  TSAU …

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Earth Day 2019: United States Supports Bilateral Water Cooperation Across the Padshaota River

April 22: To help boost local governance, ownership, and cooperation over shared water resources between upstream and downstream countries in Central Asia, today the United States facilitated a second joint meeting of the Uzbek and Kygyz Padshaota River Small Basin Councils in Namangan, Uzbekistan.   The meeting was organized with assistance from the United States Agency …

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Making Uzbekistan Safer through Law Enforcement Cooperation

Making Uzbekistan Safer through Law Enforcement Cooperation: U.S Department of State Sponsors Anti-Terrorism Training Course April 12:  Thirteen participants from the Ministry of Internal Affairs completed a two-week training course on interdicting terrorism, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Anti-terrorism Assistance (ATA) program.  The course is designed for police officers and other law enforcement …

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Introducing Tashkent’s New Co-Working Center

A free space where civil society organizations can meet and work together April 10–The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Yuksalish Nationwide Movement and the Civil Society Development Association (ARGO) of Kazakhstan launched the “Partnership for Innovations” program and a new co-working center at the office of Yuksalish.  The new …

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USAID Supports Amu Darya River Basin Research

April 9 – At a workshop yesterday in Tashkent, scientists presented findings demonstrating the negative impacts of climate change on water quality in the Amu Darya river basin.  The research project, “Provision of Science Based Evidence on Climate Induced Water Quality Challenges in Amu Darya Basin,” was conducted by the Central Asia Regional Environmental Center …

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On the Occasion of Nowruz

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC March 25, 2019 I would like to wish a Happy Nowruz to the people of Iran, and to everyone who celebrates this ancient tradition that marks the arrival of spring and a New Year, including people in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, …

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Alumni Faces: Story #1 Nodira Karimova, IVLP Alumna and Founder of Istiqbolli Avlod

When I look back and reflect on memories of the past, I clearly remember an event in 2001 that brought our NGO “Istiqbolli Avlod” (Future Generation) into existence. My business partner from neighboring Kyrgyzstan called me and informed that many Uzbek girls were travelling through the Kyrgyz city Osh on their way to Dubai. She …

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Conference Dedicated to Innovations and Best Practices in English Language Learning

A conference dedicated to innovations and best practices in English language learning will take place Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Jizzakh State Pedagogical Institute (JSPI) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. The International English Teaching Conference will be held at JSPI, Sh. Rashidov Main Street 4.  Twelve English Language Fellows and Fulbright …

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The Campaign to Close the Gender Gap

On March 8, we will celebrate International Women’s Day in recognition of women’s rights and the unique challenges women continue to face around the world, including in Uzbekistan.  Empowering women throughout the world is a top priority for the United States.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that finding a solution to gender inequality …

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U.S.-Uzbek Annual Bilateral Consultations: A New Era of Strategic Partnership

February 26, 2019–U.S. Department of State South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Alice Wells and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov led a successful session of the U.S.-Uzbek Annual Bilateral Consultations in Tashkent.  Ambassador Wells and Foreign Minister Kamilov highlighted the strong momentum in the U.S.-Uzbek relationship, building …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells Travels to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells will travel with a delegation to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Tashkent, Uzbekistan on February 25-28. In Bishkek, PDAS Wells will meet with senior government officials and visit the American University of Central Asia to meet with students and faculty. …

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Statement from Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, on the completion of the Central and South Asia Chiefs of Defense Conference

Statement from Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, on the completion of the Central and South Asia Chiefs of Defense Conference, Tashkent, Uzbekistan I want to thank President Mirziyoyev and the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan for graciously hosting the Central and South Asia Chiefs of Defense Conference. As the first partner nation in …

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USGS Establishes Scientific Cooperation with Uzbek State Committee on Geology

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) met with the Uzbek State Committee on Geology last week with hopes to create lasting scientific cooperation, focusing on projects involving water and mineral resources. The USGS team consisted of Dr. Ingrid Verstraeten, Senior Science Advisor of USGS Programs within Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, and Dr. Walter Guidroz, …

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United States Supports Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis

December 12, 2018 Tashkent An art exhibition on Tuberculosis through the Eyes of Young Artists opened December 11 at the Palace of Youth Creativity to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB).  Thirty-six young artists from the Kamoliddin Bekhzoda National Institute of Art and Design contributed 56 works of art to emphasize the importance of TB prevention, …

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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Visits Uzbekistan to Promote Regional Stability, Inclusive Peace Process

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad led an interagency delegation to Uzbekistan on December 10.  He met with President of Uzbekistan Shavkhat Mirziyoyev, Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, Special Representative for Afghanistan Ismatulla Irgashev, and other government officials to discuss ongoing cooperation between the United States and Uzbekistan to promote regional stability and support …

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United States Supports Regional Meeting on Migration and Tuberculosis

On December 5-6, 2018, representatives from Uzbekistan joined colleagues from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan at the 4th High-Level Regional Meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control and Care in the Central Asian Region” in Astana, Kazakhstan. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, …

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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo  Secretary of State Washington, DC November 23, 2018 Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions of people annually. Every woman and girl deserves a life free from violence. The United States is committed to advancing gender equality and preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls, …

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Number of International Students in United States Tops One Million

The number of international students in the United States surpassed one million for the third consecutive year, increasing by 1.5 percent to reach a new high of 1,094,792 million, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. The number of students from Uzbekistan studying in the United States rose by 12.9% over …

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control Hosts World’s One of Seventh Workshop in Uzbekistan

On November 7-10, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) kicked off two events this week: a One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshop (OHZDP) and a Round Table on Development of a One Health Policy Framework for Uzbekistan. Representatives from the Uzbek Ministry of Health, Emergency Situations, State Veterinary and Nature Protection Committees are …

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United States and Uzbekistan Held International Roundtable on Judicial Protection of Business Entities

Samarkand, Uzbekistan, November 1, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP, OSCE Project Coordinator and GIZ held an international roundtable on “Judicial Protection of Business Entity Rights: The Experience of Uzbekistan and Foreign Practice”. The protection of the rights and …

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Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce Business Forum Hyatt, Tashkent, Uzbekistan Tuesday, October 23, 2018 As delivered Thank you for that kind introduction. I am pleased to be here to express the U.S. Government’s commitment to Uzbekistan as we continue to work together to improve the business opportunities between our two nations. Thank you to the American-Uzbekistan …

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U.S. Statement on the United States – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Tashkent, Uzbekistan October 16, 2018 Today, senior officials of the governments of the United States, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan met for the Council Meeting of the U.S.-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss the trade and investment environment in Central Asia and the United States. Afghanistan and Pakistan participated as observers. Under the …

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United States and Uzbekistan Open the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent

October 17, 2018 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Over 1000 government and business leaders from 27 countries in Central and South Asia, Europe, and the United States met in Tashkent today for the opening of the Eighth Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) at the Youth Creativity Palace. This is the first time this high profile business event is …

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Uzbekistan’s Supreme Court Making Strides toward Increased Transparency

Tashkent, September 25, 2018 – The Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, with assistance from the United States, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)  has launched a new interactive website that will serve as a one-stop portal for legal services related to divorce, the payment of alimony, property rights, and business issues. The United States Ambassador …

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USFS Helps Uzbek Colleagues with Park Development in Sukok Reserve

The United States Forest Service (USFS), the Uzbekistan State Forestry Committee (SFC), and the Green World Future NGO kicked off a three-day series of workshops on September 13 in Sukok Reserve in Parkent District of Tashkent region. USFS sent a team of three forest experts – Leah Lord, Autumn Ela and Matthew Phillips – to …

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United States Hosts the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

For the first time, the United States will be holding its flagship international business event, the Eighth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, in Uzbekistan. The event, organized by the U.S. Agency for international Development (USAID) and co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Trade of the Government of Uzbekistan, will be held on October 17-18, 2018 …

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United States Supports Contest for Best Grapes in Uzbekistan at Annual Grape Festival

The United States Government and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan held a contest for the best varieties of grapes at a Tashkent State Agrarian University (TSAU) Grape Festival on September 12, 2018. This annual event, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), brings grape growers from across Uzbekistan to showcase the best …

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United States Recognizes Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis at an Event on the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness Around the Disease

At a roundtable discussion on the role of media in raising public awareness around tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gave awards for “Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis” in Uzbekistan. Awards were given for coverage in print, Internet, TV and radio categories in addition to a special award for the best material …

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Cultural Preservation Training

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The USARCENT and the Uzbekistan Army Participates in a Mountain Warfare Exchange

The United States Army Central (USARCENT) and the Uzbekistan Army participated in a Mountain Warfare Exchange, held in Forish, Uzbekistan at the end of August. Over this five-day event, six instructors from the U.S. Army Northern Warfare Training Center and fourteen Uzbekistan army personnel shared processes and procedures related to operating in a mountainous environment …

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United States Support Uzbekistan in Adoption of Clean Energy

The United States Government, in partnership with the Government of Uzbekistan, today launched a program that is helping Central Asian countries accelerate the adoption of clean, efficient, cost effective renewable energy. The Power the Future (PtF) program, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), provides assistance to national governments and coordinates closely with …

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United States Launches Intensive Orchard In Tashkent Region

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture today launched a demonstration apple orchard at the Ministry’s Agroinnovation Center. The U.S. Charge d’Affairs ad interim in Uzbekistan Lesslie Viguerie joined Uzbek Ministry of Agriculture Head of Investments and Monitoring Department Abdumalik Namazov at the …

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United States Helps Uzbek Horticultural Processor Grow Its Business

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been assisting Uzbek horticultural processors grow their domestic and international business. This includes linking Uzbek companies with U.S. suppliers of the latest plant material and machinery, and introducing these companies to new international markets where they can expand their exports. Acting Deputy …

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C5+1 FACT SHEET: Central Asian-U.S. Forum to Enhance Regional Economic, Environmental, and Security Cooperation

On July 23, U.S. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia Henry Ensher led the U.S. delegation to the C5 + 1 Security Working Group in Tashkent. This one-day event, opened by Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and the Tajik Ministry of Foreign Affairs Head of the Department of European and American Countries …

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Seven Uzbek Professionals Are Heading to the United States

The United States Ambassador in Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, bid farewell today, July 13, to seven Uzbek professionals as they depart to study in the United States with U.S. government  Fulbright Foreign StudentFulbright Visiting Scholar  and  Humphrey Fellowship  grants. These professionals were chosen from hundreds of applications received each year. The participants and their placements are as follows: Kallibek Kazbekov will be …

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Technovation Uzbekistan Project Among AEIF Competition Winners

Technovation Uzbekistan, a project designed by a team of U.S. exchange program alumnae from Uzbekistan, has become one of the 70 winners of the United States Department of State 2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) competition. Chosen out of 1,300 entries, the Technovation Uzbekistan Project aims to address the country’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and …

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The United States, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan Share Expertise to Strengthen Tuberculosis Testing in Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 5, 2018 –Tuberculosis (TB) laboratory experts from Uzbekistan returned today from a U.S.-sponsored study tour of Kazakhstan’s National Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology and regional TB laboratories in Almaty and Astana, where they met with Kazakhstani counterparts and shared information on TB testing and laboratory management. The United States is committed to …

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USAID and Ministry of Justice Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Improve Citizen Access to Justice

June 8, 2018, Tashkent – To expand cooperation between the United States and Uzbekistan and improve the rule of law, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Javier Piedra and Minister of Justice Ruslan Davletov signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support Uzbekistan’s judicial reform process.  The MOU will allow the United States and Uzbekistan to …

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U.S.-supported Conference Promotes Science and Technology to End Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan

A national conference devoted to the use of science and technology in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) kicked off in Tashkent today with specialized seminars for healthcare providers and laboratory specialists. The three-day conference continues in Karshi, Kashkadarya Region with additional seminars and sessions led by prominent TB experts from around the world.  This conference …

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Landmark U.S.-Uzbekistan Agreements Signed on Education and Culture

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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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United States Supports Uzbekistan in WTO Accession Process

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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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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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United States and Uzbekistan Establish Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health and the Republican Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Tuberculosis and Pulmonology, officially launched the Center for Innovative Distance Training and Monitoring in Tashkent and its regional satellite office in Bukhara. Established with support from USAID, the Center for …

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USAID Spurs Trade Connectivity between Asia and Baltic Nations

To spur trade connectivity between the Central Asian and Baltic markets, the United States Agency for International Development is conducting a horticulture trade mission and study tour to Latvia and Lithuania during the week of April 9-14, 2018. The visit began with an opening ceremony on April 9, in Riga, Latvia. The 50-member delegation of …

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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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U.S. Embassy Statement on Release Six Individuals

The United States congratulates the government of Uzbekistan for releasing half a dozen prisoners of significant concern including journalist Gayrat Mikhliboev and activists Yuldash Rasulov, Chuyan Mamatkulov, Kudrat Rasulov as well as sisters Mehrinisso and Zulhumor Hamdanova. The United States welcomes the government of Uzbekistan’s actions to address human rights and re-invigorate civil society with …

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U.S. Government Helps Commemorate World Tuberculosis Day

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, March 24, 2018 – To call attention to the impact tuberculosis (TB) has on public health in Uzbekistan, representatives from the United States Embassy were at an event today to commemorate World TB Day. Held around the world every year on March 24, the anniversary of Robert Koch’s discovery of the tuberculosis pathogen …

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On the Occasion of Nowruz

John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC March 19, 2018 As spring arrives, I wish the people of Iran and everyone who celebrates this wonderful tradition a happy Nowruz. Today, I offer my best wishes to all of the communities here in the United States, as well as in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, …

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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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U.S. Secret Service and General Prosecutor’s Office to cooperate on fighting Transnational Financial Crimes

The United States Secret Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Combatting Transnational Financial Crimes with the Department for Combatting Tax, Currency Crimes and Legalization of the Criminal Proceeds of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan.  Secret Service Resident Agent in Charge Denise Feudner, and Akmalkhuja Mavlonov, Head of the Department on …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on Recent Releases of Prisoners of Conscience

The U.S. Embassy welcomes the recent releases of long-held prisoners of conscience Muhammad Bejanov, Isroljon Holdarov and Yusuf Ruzimurodov, who are free thanks to important government policy shifts in #Uzbekistan. We wish all the recently-freed prisoners full justice, restored health and renewed vigor. We urge the government to continue the releases and once free, we …

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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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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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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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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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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells Travels to the United Kingdom and Uzbekistan

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells will travel to London and Tashkent, Uzbekistan from January 30 – February 2.  Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells will stop in London on January 30 to discuss regional issues at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, as well as meet with UK government officials and international media at the …

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USAID Supports World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession Process in Uzbekistan

Recent statements by Uzbek officials have indicated a renewed interest in joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), the intergovernmental body responsible for regulating international trade and ensuring the smooth flow of trade across borders. To increase knowledge and understanding of the WTO accession process and its potential implications for Uzbekistan, the U.S. Agency for International …

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President Trump’s National Security Strategy

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 18, 2017 The United States faces a 21st century global environment that presents unconventional threats from non-state actors, as well as challenges to our economic and national security from traditional state actors. Whether the threats are rogue nations seeking nuclear weapons, terrorists plotting to attack our …

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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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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on International Human Rights Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 10, 2017 Sixty-nine years ago today, in the aftermath of World War II, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to recognize and elevate the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all individuals, and that these rights are the foundation …

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US Embassy Statement on the Death of Murod Juraev

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent extends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and associates of former parliamentarian and long-time prisoner of conscience, Murod Juraev. He passed away on December 4 at his home in Mubarek, Uzbekistan. Murod Juraev was released from prison in November 2015 after serving 21 years, including four extensions of his …

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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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International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 2, 2017 Around the world, journalists work often at great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in all societies. They shine a light on abuses and corruption, expose threats posed by transnational criminal organizations, and counter disinformation and propaganda that spread false …

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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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Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2017 The United States strongly condemns the October 20 terrorist attacks in Kabul and Ghor, as well as the other attacks carried out across the country this week. We commend the Government and security forces of Afghanistan for their response to these attacks, and we offer our …

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Multimedia Equipment Delivered to the Fergana Valley Civil Courts

On October 13, the Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan presented 15 inter-district civil courts of the Fergana Valley with modern computer equipment that will help connect the courts to the E-SUD national electronic case management system Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan and Chairperson of the Collegium on civil …

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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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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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Ambassador Spratlen Meets With Doctors and Nurses at Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis Hospital in Kitab District

Kitab District, Kashkadarya Region, Uzbekistan – The United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen, today toured Kashkadarya Regional Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital in Kitab District, Kashkadarya, Uzbekistan. This is the second time Ambassador Spratlen’s has visited a TB healthcare facility in this region in the last six months. She was last here on March 24 …

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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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USAID Hosts the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum “Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture”

Almaty, Kazakhstan, August 29, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia) will host one of the region’s major international business events, the Seventh Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture, at the Rixos Almaty Hotel, Kazakhstan, on October 18-19, 2017. Over …

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Gina Chavez to perform at Sharq Taronalari

In honor of the 2017 Sharq Taronalari, The Embassy of the United States in Tashkent is inviting popular, American group “The Gina Chavez Band” as its official entry in this international music festival.  During their visit to Uzbekistan, this American band will have the opportunity to play multiple concerts in the historic city center of …

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Ambassador Michael Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor On the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report

Special Briefing Ambassador Michael Kozak, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Via Teleconference August 15, 2017   MS NAUERT: Well, welcome to our call today with Ambassador Mike Kozak of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Ambassador Kozak will talk about the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, which Secretary Tillerson released about …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

The U.S. Embassy is deeply saddened by the shocking violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 that left one person dead and 19 injured. Two members of the law enforcement community died while responding to the events. We offer sympathy to the victims and join leaders and powerful voices across our country in condemning …

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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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USAID Helps Link Uzbek Farmers with the World

During the 2017 cherry season in Uzbekistan, USAID partnered with Uzbek cherry entrepreneurs to open new export markets in Europe and South Asia.  This year, 110 metric tons of sweet cherries worth $350,000 were sold to customers in London and Singapore. Uzbekistan now boasts an annual average 100,000 metric ton harvest, ranking fifth in the …

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Partnering with Media Against Human Trafficking

Tashkent, July 28-29, 2017 – USAID organized a two-day seminar aimed at strengthening partnership with media to combat human trafficking. The USAID Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project was led by and international expert and organized by Istiqbolli Avlod.  The seminar welcomed media and NGO’s from around the country. The seminar was organized to encourage mass-media …

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On the Latest DPRK Provocation

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC July 28, 2017 The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, the second this month, in blatant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions that reflect the will of the international community. All nations should take a strong public stance against …

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C5+1 Meeting Held in Dushanbe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, July 27, 2017 – On Wednesday, July 26, Tajikistan co-hosted a meeting of the C5+1 Security Working Group with representatives from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the United States at the National Library in Dushanbe. R. Carl Paschall, Deputy Coordinator for Operations Policy and Military Coordination of the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent …

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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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United States Condemns Attack Outside of London Mosque

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 19, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack that appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers in London. We extend our sympathies to the families and community of the victims and our hopes for the quick recovery of those wounded. We commend the work of the first …

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USAID and Uzpharmsanoat join forces to improve the quality of Tuberculosis medicines in Uzbekistan

On June 14, 2017,  Dr. Jatinder Cheema, Regional Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development/Central Asia and Dr. Mirzanazim Dusmuratov, Chairman of Board of the Uzbek State Joint Stock Pharmaceutical Company, Uzpharmsanoat, participated in a signing ceremony to formalize cooperation between Uzpharmsanoat and USAID on the implementation of the “Promoting the Quality of Medicines” Project in Uzbekistan. …

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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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Annual Uzbek Cherry Variety Contest

On June 8, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, held its annual Cherry Variety Contest at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Tashkent. USAID Uzbekistan Country Director, John Riordan delivered the opening remarks before an audience …

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Uzbek Agriculture Students Match Wits at University Horticulture Bowl

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in close cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of Uzbekistan, held the finals of the Horticulture Knowledge Bowl at Tashkent State Agrarian University on June 2. For the past year, the Horticulture Knowledge Bowl, which was developed under USAID’s Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program, has …

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On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 Statement by Secretary Tillerson Terrorist Attack in Kabul The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul. Targeting a busy city street at rush hour during the holy month of Ramadan is barbaric and has no possible justification. This act of terrorism demonstrates complete …

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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on the Occasion of Ramadan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 26, 2017   On behalf of the United States Department of State, Renda and I sincerely wish Muslims around the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of reverence, generosity, and self-reflection.  Most importantly, it is a cherished time for family and friends to …

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USAID Supports Knowledge Sharing in Innovative Tuberculosis Laboratory Diagnostics

In Tashkent this week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Health, and the Uzbekistan National Specialized Medical Science Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology (Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology) held two three-day seminars for laboratory specialists on testing for Tuberculosis (TB) using the GeneXpert system. GeneXpert is a …

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Statement by the Secretary on the Manchester Attack

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 23, 2017 Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack in Manchester, U.K. While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are working closely with the British government …

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Communities will Help End TB in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On May 18, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened a two-day seminar on the engagement of civil society in the tuberculosis (TB) response in accordance with ENGAGE TB, an approach developed and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The seminar was conducted with the participation of leading international …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

May 12, 2017 The U.S. Embassy takes note of the first-ever visit of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights May 10-11 and the successful visit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly President May 7-10. These visits come at an important time and afford the government the opportunity to …

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Uzbekistan hosts regional study tour to improve collaboration on water management

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 combined financial and technical resources to bring 24 representatives from the five Central Asian countries and Afghanistan to Tashkent from May 2 to 4, 2017 for a study tour under the …

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USAID is Promoting Horticulture Export to Boost Economic Growth in Central Asia

Preliminary results of the first day of the business-to-business event indicated that over $35 million in letters of intent to conduct future trade deals had been signed. Samarkand, Uzbekistan, April 27, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of Uzbekistan, and GIZ held a business forum today in Samarkand, Uzbekistan to …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC April 24, 2017 Yom HaShoah Remembrance Day Today on Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising – we honor the six million Jews systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators. We also remember all individuals targeted for persecution and …

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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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Statement on Attacks in Egypt

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2017 The United States condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on Christian places of worship in Tanta and Alexandria that killed dozens of innocent people and injured many more on this holy day of Palm Sunday. We express our condolences to the families and …

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The United States Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Stockholm, Sweden

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 7, 2017 The United States strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack on the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed and our hope for a full recovery to those who were injured. Attacks like this are intended …

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Statement by President Trump on Syria

April 6, 2017 My fellow Americans:  On Tuesday, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children.  It was a slow and brutal death for so many.  Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this …

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Statement from Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis on U.S. strike in Syria

Press Operations Release No: NR-126-17 April 6, 2017 At the direction of the president, U.S. forces conducted a cruise missile strike against a Syrian Air Force airfield today at about 8:40 p.m. EDT (4:40 a.m., April 7, in Syria).  The strike targeted Shayrat Airfield in Homs governorate, and was in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons …

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The United States Condemns the Attack in St. Petersburg, Russia

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC April 3, 2017 The United States condemns today’s reprehensible attack on passengers of the St. Petersburg metro system. We extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed, and our thoughts and prayers are with those injured in the attack and with the Russian people. …

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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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International Women’s Day

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Acting Spokesperson Washington, DC March 8, 2017 On International Women’s Day, we reflect on the critical contributions women make in every sector of society and we recommit ourselves to addressing the discrimination and barriers that women face around the world. We have seen firsthand the benefits of women’s empowerment—politically, economically, and socially. …

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U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States embassy welcomes the release last week of journalist Jamshid Karimov.  The news followed the release of Muhammad Bekjanov and other long-held prisoners.  These positive steps seem to foreshadow future releases and a more tolerant approach to civil society in general.  So, we were disappointed to learn of setbacks with other activists, such …

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Ambassador Spratlen’s Interview with “Jahon” Information Agency

Dear respected Madam Ambassador, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of U.S.-Uzbek diplomatic relations and 15th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership Declaration we would like to know your opinion on the achievements and results of our bilateral efforts during 25 years, specifically the implementation of the Declaration provisions. The United States and Uzbekistan have taken …

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Department of State Actions in Response to Russian Harassment

Press Statement Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 29, 2016 The State Department today declared persona non grata 35 Russian officials operating in the United States who were acting in a manner inconsistent with their diplomatic or consular status. The Department also informed the Russian Government that it would deny Russian personnel access to …

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Press Statement

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 13, 2016 I congratulate Rex Tillerson on his nomination as Secretary of State. The State Department will continue to provide our full support for a smooth transition, so that the incoming Administration can pursue the important work of U.S. foreign policy around the world.

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International Team Completes Security Enhancements to Uzbekistan’s National Radiological Waste Disposal Site

On November 15th, the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the Government of Uzbekistan performed a final review of physical protection upgrades implemented to enhance the secure storage of radiological materials at the Republican Establishment of Radioactive Waste Burial (RPZRO). …

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Release of Samandar Kukanov

The United States welcomes the release of former member of parliament and businessman Samandar Kukanov after 24 years in prison.  We also welcome the October 2016 release of human rights activist and Ezgulik Human Rights Society Branch Head Bobomurod Razzokov.  We regard Mr. Kukanov and Mr. Razzokov’s releases as positive steps and encourage the Government …

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Open Doors Report Shows Trends in Student Mobility between Uzbekistan and the United States

International student enrollment in the U.S. tops one million for the first time Students from Uzbekistan increased by 7.9% to 530 November 14, 2016 – An increasing number of students are crossing the globe to gain practical, international experience that they can apply in their careers and life in a global society. The 2016 Open …

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Handover of Educational Materials

On November 7, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen participated in a handover ceremony at the Uzbekistan State University of World Languages, marking the transfer of educational materials to the university.  Rector Rakhimov Ganisher participated on behalf of the university. The materials are intended for use by the Republican Scientific-Practical Center of Developing the Innovational Methods for Teaching Foreign …

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Press Opportunity with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon

In attendance: U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum Hyatt Regency Tashkent October 29, 2016 2:00pm Under Secretary Shannon: Thank you all very much for taking the time today to meet. I look forward to your questions. This is my first trip to Central Asia and my first …

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Under Secretary Shannon Travels to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 20, 2016 U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, October 24–29. This will be Under Secretary Shannon’s first visit to Central Asia. Under Secretary Shannon will commemorate each state’s 25 year anniversary of independence and highlight the strong and …

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Acting Special Envoy Arsalan Suleman Travels to Uzbekistan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 14, 2016 Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Arsalan Suleman will travel to Uzbekistan from October 17-22. During his trip, he will attend the 43rd session of the Council of OIC Foreign Ministers in Tashkent. While in Uzbekistan, Acting Special Envoy Suleman will also …

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2018 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that online registration for the 2018 Diversity Visa Program (also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery) will be open to the public from October 4, 2016, until November 7, 2016. Each year, the U.S. government makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available through the Diversity …

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USAID Agricultural Value Chains Activity Launched at Opening Ceremony in Tashkent

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, announced the launch of the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) five-year, $14 million Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) program. Approximately 50 representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tashkent Agrarian University, Mirzaev Horticulture Institute, farmers, and …

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