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

The State Museum of National History of Uzbekistan in partnership with the Oriental Institute – University of Chicago with the support of the United States Department of State are currently hosting a two-week intensive workshop for artefact conservators from Central Asia. The Director of the State Museum, Jannat Ismailova and the Deputy Director Atabek Aripjanov ...
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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

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

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

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

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank Group, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Trade, is conducting a workshop in Tashkent this week on “The Resumption of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Accession Process of Uzbekistan” to help educate government officials and stakeholders about the WTO process and its potential implications ...
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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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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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USAID and Sog’lom Avlod Uchun Deliver Food Assistance to Vulnerable Populations

On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Ambassador of the United States to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen; Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Laziz Tuichiev; and Chairperson of the Board of the International NGO Charitable Foundation Sog’lom Avlod Uchun, Svetlana Inamova announced the arrival of a new food aid shipment provided by the USAID International Food Relief ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen’s Independence Day Greetings

On behalf of the American people and my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, I wish all the people of Uzbekistan long-lasting peace, increasing prosperity, success in their endeavors, and healthy, happy lives on this, a very special 25th anniversary of Independence. And, beyond that, I wish that the next 25 years will be ...
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U.S. Helps Construct New Uzbek Border Post

In August 2016, United States Embassy to Uzbekistan’s Deputy Chief of Mission Lesslie Viguerie, attended the opening ceremonies for a new Uzbekistan border post located along the border with Tajikistan.  The event was hosted by General-Major Rustam Eminjanov, commander of the Uzbekistan Border Guards, and showcased the outpost’s new facilities and capabilities. The United States ...
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Joint Statement for C5+1 Ministerial of August 3, 2016

The Secretary of State of the United States of America and the foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, following the second ministerial level meeting in the C5+1 format, held August 3, 2016 in Washington DC, together issue this Second Joint Declaration ...
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United States Central Command Partners on English Language Education

From July 18 to July 29, three English language education experts from the U.S. Department of Defense worked in cooperation with the Uzbek Ministry of Defense to host a workshop for MOD English instructors. Sixteen English language teachers attended the ten day English language program representing various Ministry of Defense Institutions, including the Tashkent-based Armed ...
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United States Central Command Partners on Border Security in Uzbekistan

On Tuesday July 12, United States Central Command completed the handover of six “MAN” trucks to Uzbekistan’s Border Guards.  These trucks were produced locally in Samarkand, and will expand the Border Guards’ vehicle fleet. Last year, the U.S. Central Command delivered twenty of the same vehicles for use by the Border Guards within Uzbekistan. These ...
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Fulbright Scholar Mikael Gartner participates in a press event at the U.S. Embassy

On June 15, Fulbright Scholar Mikael Gartner and Professor Ravshan Kadirov of Tashkent Architecture and Construction Institute (TACI) participated in a press event at the U.S. Embassy discussing their collaborative work in the areas of disaster response and earthquake resistant design.  Mikael Gartner is an engineer and a former Urban Search and Rescue team member. ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the 11th anniversary of Andijan Events

Today, the United States remembers the events that took place in Andijon eleven years ago and renews its expressions of heartfelt sympathy to all who suffered during and as a result of that tragedy.  The United States consistently encourages reconciliation, accountability and respect for the rights of all citizens as the best means to ensure ...
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Seminar marks end of year-long textbook project

State Department-sponsored English Language Specialist, Dee Broughton led her final seminar to officially wrap up a year-long project titled "ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Materials Design Partnership Project."
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Participants Declare Tashkent Government-Business Roundtable a Success

Over 30 representatives from 13 major American companies interested in trade and investment in Uzbekistan visited Tashkent last week for discussions with the Government of Uzbekistan and meetings with business contacts, including numerous local companies and members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (AmCham). On March 24, Ambassador Spratlen delivered a keynote address at a widely ...
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U.S. Companies Explore Business Opportunities in Uzbekistan

To promote U.S. business opportunities in Uzbekistan, a U.S. trade mission and a business roundtable with the Government of Uzbekistan are taking place March 22 to 24.  The business roundtable is co-organized by the Government of Uzbekistan, the U.S. Embassy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, AmCham Uzbekistan, and the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce.  While the ...
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State Department Announces Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

The list of higher education institutions sending the most Fulbright U.S. students and scholars abroad in academic year 2015-16 highlights the strong institutional diversity within the Fulbright Program. Topping the Fulbright U.S. Student Program (recent college graduates, graduate students, and early career professionals) list is Harvard University with 31 grantees, and topping the list of ...
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U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Bilateral Consultations

On January 19, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal welcomed an Uzbek government delegation led by Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov to Washington for the sixth U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Bilateral Consultations.  As part of the consultations, the delegation met with Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom ...
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Learn English with Alumni

The U.S. embassy in Tashkent is pleased to announce the launch of the “Learn English with Alumni” project.  U.S. Exchange Alumni will conduct two different English language courses three times a week, each class lasting an hour and a half.  The first program, “Language in Use,” will cater to people of any age learning English.  ...
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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. up ten percent to nearly one million Students from Uzbekistan increased by 6% to 491 November 16, 2015 – The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 ...
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Release of Murod Juraev

The United States welcomes the release of former member of parliament and human rights activist Murod Juraev after 21 years in prison. We regard Mr. Juraev’s release as a positive step and urge the Government of Uzbekistan to build on it by making it a prelude to the release of other long-held journalists, activists, and ...
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Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With President Karimov

The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner: Secretary Kerry met with Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov today to discuss U.S.-Uzbekistan relations and to review opportunities to cooperate on a range of bilateral and regional issues. The Secretary expressed U.S. respect for Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity. He thanked President Karimov for hosting the ...
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New U.S. Assistance Programs in Central Asia

The United States of America is strongly committed to the prosperity, sovereignty, stability, and security of the five Central Asian countries as well as a vision of regional economic connectivity through its New Silk Road initiative. Since Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991; the United States has provided approximately ...
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Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation by the Five Countries of Central Asia and The United States of America, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The foreign ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Secretary of State of the United States of America issue this Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation . This meeting follows a ministerial level meeting of the six countries on September 26, 2015, in New ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ...
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Emerging Global Leaders Initiative Fellowship

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce a special opportunity for emerging civil society leaders to participate in a 9-18 month professional fellowship in the United States. All Fellows will be placed at a leading social change organization in the United States. Individuals in the nonprofit/NGO sectors with two or more years of ...
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2017 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that online registration for the 2017 Diversity Visa Program (also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery) will be open to the public from October 1, 2015, until November 3, 2015. To qualify, an individual must be from a qualifying country, such as Uzbekistan, and ...
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NNSA Partnership Successfully Removes All Remaining HEU from Uzbekistan

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the successful return of the final 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the IIN-3M “Foton” research reactor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Russia. This is the eighth shipment of HEU from Uzbekistan since 2004 and ...
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Message from the U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen on Uzbekistan’s Independence Day

On behalf of the American people and my colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, I would like to offer heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of your independence. The United States was one of the first countries to recognize Uzbekistan’s independence on December ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on Ramadan

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month provides spiritual nourishment and reinforces appreciation for the universal value — and values — of humanity.  It is also ...
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Ambassador Spratlen meets with Ms. Elena Urlaeva, Chairperson of the Human Rights Alliance

On June 11, Ambassador Spratlen met with Ms. Elena Urlaeva, Chairperson of the Human Rights Alliance, to discuss her recent work and published reports starting May 31 that drew international concern about her. The Ambassador reaffirmed that U.S. government’s efforts to strengthen bilateral relations with Uzbekistan include a focus on the role of a vibrant ...
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Statement on World Day Against Child Labor

In observance of the World Day Against Child Labor, established by the United Nations’ (UN) International Labor Organization (ILO), the U.S. government commends the Government of Uzbekistan on its efforts to eliminate child labor in the cotton sector, and collaboration with the ILO and World Bank.  The U.S. government is proud to assist these efforts ...
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The Fight for a Free Press Makes Us All Safer

Posted by Thomas A. Shannon A vibrant, free, and independent press is a staple of any open society. But today freedom of the press is purposefully and systematically challenged on every continent. It is steadily dismantled by governments that fear the free flow of information, block websites, stifle civil society, and deny access to journalists. ...
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Statement on Uzbek Human Rights Defenders Elena Urlaeva and Azam Farmonov

United States Mission to the OSCE As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna | June 4, 2015 The United States would like to draw attention to two human rights-related cases in Uzbekistan. The United States is deeply concerned about recent reports that respected human rights activist Elena Urlaeva was detained ...
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Remarks by the President on Memorial Day

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning, everybody.  Thank you, Secretary Carter, for your leadership of our men and women in uniform.  General Dempsey; Major General Buchanan; Mr. Patrick Hallinan, Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries; Chaplain Studniewski; members of our armed services, veterans, and, most of all, families and friends of our fallen — it is ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on the 10th anniversary of Andijan Events

On the tenth anniversary of the events that took place in Andijan on May 13, 2005, the United States extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of all those who lost their lives or suffered as a result.  We share many common goals with Uzbekistan and remain committed to encouraging accountability, reconciliation, democratic ...
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Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

On May 3rd, we honored journalists who defend democratic ideals through their commitment to discovering and telling the truth. In doing so, we also paid tribute journalism itself, a profession to that is essential to good governance and the functioning of democracy. This is a critically important time to acknowledge the contributions of journalists. As ...
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U.S. Embassy and Uzbek Foreign Ministry Sign Amended Letter of Agreement

On 27 April, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Pamela Spratlen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov signed Amended Letter of Agreement #13.  It is the amendment to the August 14, 2001 Letter of Agreement on narcotics control and law enforcement assistance between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan Regarding the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia

Today, the President submitted the Protocol to the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia to the U.S. Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.  This is the latest step demonstrating the U.S. commitment to nuclear non-proliferation and to reducing nuclear dangers worldwide. The President looks forward to working closely with the Senate ...
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The Earthquake in Nepal

Press Statement by John Kerry, Secretary of State I join the people of the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to all of those affected by today’s earthquake in Nepal, including the families of those who died in Nepal, India, China, and Bangladesh. We are working closely with the government of Nepal to provide ...
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Statement of the press service of the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan

The Republic of Uzbekistan supports the agreement reached in Lausanne on April 2, 2015, on key parameters of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the “Group of Six” of international mediators on Iran’s nuclear program. As the initiator of the conclusion of the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone ...
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United States Presents Information Technology Equipment to the Refresher Training Faculty of the Higher Military Customs Institute

On February 27, 2015, the U.S. State Department’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program presented information technology (IT) equipment to the Refresher Training Faculty of the Higher Military Customs Institute, worth $28,300.00. The IT equipment includes, among other items, 21 personal computer work stations with 19-inch monitors and uninterrupted power supply units.  The ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen Presents Credentials to President Islam Karimov

The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan, Pamela Spratlen, presented her credentials to the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on January 27, 2015.  Ambassador Spratlen expressed her desire to continue strong, candid, and fruitful cooperation between Uzbekistan and the United States, as the two countries have been engaged in ...
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Constitution Day Message

The American Embassy in Tashkent congratulates all the citizens of Uzbekistan on the 22nd anniversary of the Uzbek Constitution. Every nation’s constitution reflects the unique culture, circumstances, and values of its people. Moreover, a constitution is a key document that defines and protects every citizen’s universal rights. We believe that the constitutions of the United ...
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Ambassador Krol Underscores U.S. Support for Trans-Boundary Water Management at Aral Sea Conference in Urgench

Over 200 scientists, diplomats, representatives of international organizations, and government officials from Central Asia gathered in Urgench October 28-29 for an international conference dedicated to seeking solutions to the problems of the Aral Sea Basin region.  The event was organized by the Government of Uzbekistan as current chair of the International Fund for Saving the ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Preservation of Artifacts in Bukhara

On November 5, Ambassador Krol and the Director of the State Archeological and History Museum, Abdurashid Zakrilayev, inaugurated an exhibition of restored archeological artifacts at the Bukhara State Archeological and History Museum “Ark” in Bukhara.  Representatives from the Ministry of Sport and Culture of Uzbekistan, historians, restorers, U.S. Embassy employees, and journalists participated in the ...
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2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

The U.S. Department of State has announced that online registration for the 2016 Diversity Visa Program (also known as the Diversity Visa Lottery or Green Card Lottery) will be open to the public from October 1, 2014, until November 3, 2014. Each year, the U.S. government makes 50,000 permanent residence visas available through the Diversity ...
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Promotion of Peace and Tolerance through Music

On October 3, over 600 guests gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent together with Uzbek artists Rayhon, Shahzod Band and Jazzirama to celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Every October musicians across the United States and around the world join together to inspire unity and friendship through music, counter cultural and religious intolerance, foster ...
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Grow up with the U.S. at the American Film Festival!

The Seventh Annual American Film Festival, organized by the U.S. Embassy Tashkent in cooperation with the National Agency Uzbekkino, will be held at the Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace September 26-28, 2014. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Growing up in America.”  The selected films will tell different stories of growing up in America and ...
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Secretary Kerry on Uzbekistan Independence Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Uzbekistan as you celebrate 23 years of independence. Your Foreign Minister, Abdulaziz Kamilov, visited Washington, D.C., in my first month as Secretary of State. We discussed Uzbekistan’s important role in bringing peace and prosperity to the entire region. ...
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Message from the U.S. Ambassador George Krol on Uzbekistan’s Independence Day

I join the people of the United States of America and President Barack Obama in offering heartfelt congratulations and good wishes to the people of this beautiful country on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence. Uzbekistan has accomplished much during its relatively short 23 years of independence. In the midst of difficult ...
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USAID Provides Technology to Improve TB Diagnosis

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, First Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Asilbek Khudayarov, Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent Philip Kosnett, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Asmus Hammerich announced the delivery of four GeneXpert rapid tuberculosis testing machines to the Ministry of Health.  The ceremony took place at ...
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Statement of the death of human rights activist Abdurasul Khudoynazarov

The United States Embassy in Tashkent expresses its deepest condolences to the wife, children, friends and colleagues of Angren-based human rights activist Abdurasul Khudoynazarov who passed away at the age of 58 after a struggle with a ruthless disease. Abdurasul Khudoynazarov’s dedication and courage on the path of the protection of human rights in Uzbekistan ...
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Inaugural U.S.-Uzbekistan Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation is Held in Tashkent

The inaugural U.S.-Uzbekistan Joint Committee Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation will be held May 5-7, 2014 in Tashkent.  This is in furtherance of the 2010 U.S.-Uzbekistan Science and Technology Agreement, signed by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Azimov.  Approximately 30 U.S. scientists, university researchers, and representatives from ...
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Painting of the Ambassadors

The “Painting of the Ambassadors,” found by accident in 1965, is currently housed in the Afrosiyob Museum. This masterpiece of Sogd art, which dates back to the 7th century, is well known throughout the world. Unfortunately, due to its age, this masterpiece is in danger of disintegrating. Because of its current state of deterioration, it ...
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United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan Cooperate to Strengthen Counter Nuclear Smuggling Capabilities

Officials from the United States and the Republic of Uzbekistan met in Tashkent on March 26 to discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation to counter nuclear smuggling. These discussions are a continuation of the ongoing bilateral cooperation between the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United States since the two countries signed a Joint Action Plan ...
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USAID and Sog’lom Avlod Uchun Deliver Food to Vulnerable Groups

On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Ambassador of the United States to Uzbekistan George A. Krol, First Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Asilbek Khudayarov, and Chairperson of the Board of the International Non-governmental Charitable Foundation (INCF) “Sog’lom Avlod Uchun” Svetlana Imanova, announced a new U.S. Government program, implemented by USAID in cooperation with the Government of ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Sumar Travels to Uzbekistan

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Fatema Sumar will travel March 16-19 to Uzbekistan.  During her visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary Sumar will seek to further broaden and deepen the U.S. – Uzbekistan relationship. Ms. Sumar will meet with government and business leaders in Tashkent to discuss the full range of ...
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Secretary Kerry on the Situation in Ukraine

The United States condemns the Russian Federation’s invasion and occupation of Ukrainian territory, and its violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity in full contravention of Russia’s obligations under the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, its 1997 military basing agreement with Ukraine, and the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. This action is a threat to the ...
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President Obama’s Remarks on Ukraine

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Over the last several days, the United States has been responding to events as they unfold in Ukraine. Throughout this crisis, we have been very clear about one fundamental principle: The Ukrainian people deserve the opportunity to determine their own future. Together with our European allies, we have urged an ...
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Uzbek Authors and U.S. Embassy Collaborate on Uzbek-English English-Uzbek Dictionary Project

On January 31, Uzbek scholars and journalists joined U.S. Ambassador George Krol at the Ambassador’s Residence in Tashkent for a presentation of a new Uzbek-English / English-Uzbek dictionary, published with the financial support of the United States government. The dictionary’s author, Shavkat Butaev, and other experts at the Uzbek World Languages University and the Uzbek ...
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