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

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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Alumni English Project in Bukhara – Round IV

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 …

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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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U.S. Embassy Tashkent Announces Poetry Contest titled “Video Poetry”

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in collaboration with American Spaces in Uzbekistan announce the launch of a Poetry Contest titled Video Poetry in celebration of the 30 years of U.S.-Uzbekistan partnership, UN English Language Day, and National Poetry Month. Anyone wishing to demonstrate his/her talent may participate by reciting a poem in either Uzbek or …

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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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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)   Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must …

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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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USA-Uzbekistan: A Partnership that Delivers

U.S. government assistance to Uzbekistan has increased 400% since 2016, reflecting the United States’ unstinting support for the ambitious efforts of the government and people of Uzbekistan to transform their country into a modern, just, and prosperous society.  What follows are some highlights of our programming in Uzbekistan: Saving Uzbekistani Lives and Improving Health USAID …

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Announces New COVID-19 Testing Measures For All Arriving Travelers

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Announces New COVID-19 Testing Measures For All Arriving Travelers Starting December 25, 2020 The Republican Special Commission for the Preparation of the Program of Measures to Prevent the Entry and Spread of Coronavirus announced a new rule requiring express testing for Coronavirus antigens for all …

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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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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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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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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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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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Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports: Uzbekistan

Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports: Uzbekistan 2019 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor: English Russian  Moderate Advancement In 2019, Uzbekistan made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government took active measures to prevent the use of child labor in the cotton harvest, including by introducing criminal penalties for repeat violations of hazardous work prohibitions, doubling …

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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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2020 Investment Climate Statements: Uzbekistan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With over 34 million citizens – the largest population in Central Asia, rich reserves of natural resources, and relatively well-developed infrastructure, Uzbekistan has the potential to become one of the strongest economies in the post-Soviet area.  Uzbekistan has demonstrated stable economic development in recent years, reporting 5.6% GDP growth in 2019.  The country’s leadership continues …

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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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PDAS Thompson’s Remarks For The Embassy of Uzbekistan’s Virtual Independence Day Celebration

REMARKS SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Thank you very much, and good morning, Ambassador Vakhabov. It’s probably an understatement to say the world has changed since last year’s Independence Day celebration.  Thank you, Ambassador Vakhabov, for bringing us together today, and for bringing Uzbekistan’s famous hospitality online. I’m honored to congratulate Uzbekistan on the 29th anniversary of its independence. Since 1991, the United States has been a steadfast supporter of Uzbekistan’s sovereignty, …

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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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2019 Report on International Religious Freedom: Uzbekistan

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion or belief and separation of government and religion. A religious freedom “roadmap” approved by parliament in 2018 to implement all 12 of the recommendations of UN Special Rapporteur on Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed simplified rules for registering religious organizations and their reporting requirements, but the …

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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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Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program

Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA) No.: RFA-2020-001   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. …

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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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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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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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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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Joint Statement on the Ministerial Meeting in the C5+1 Format

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 5, 2020 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 Ministerial Meeting in the C5+1 Format. Begin Text: Current developments in the region confirm …

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United States Strategy for Central Asia 2019-2025: Advancing Sovereignty and Economic Prosperity

REPORT BUREAU OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS FEBRUARY 5, 2020 Foreword The United States was among the first countries to welcome the independence of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and has worked consistently over the last three decades to support the security, development, and prosperity of each of these countries.  Central Asia has always been the strategic and commercial …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Uzbekistan

Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Uzbekistan FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FEBRUARY 2, 2020 Secretary Pompeo will travel to Uzbekistan on February 2-3, where he will meet President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov to reaffirm U.S. support for Uzbekistan’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, as well as its political, economic, and human rights reforms. THE UNITED STATES AND UZBEKISTAN COOPERATE TO PROMOTE …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov

REMARKS MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AT A PRESS AVAILABILITY TASHKENT HYATT HOTEL TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN FEBRUARY 3, 2020 MR KAIPBERGENOV:  (Via interpreter)  Good morning.  I give the floor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov.  Please. FOREIGN MINISTER KAMILOV:  (Via interpreter)  Dear Mr. Secretary of State, representatives of the …

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Country Reports on Terrorism 2018: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN Overview: The Government of Uzbekistan remained concerned about the potential spillover of terrorism from Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbors and about “radicalization” of Uzbeks abroad. Uzbekistan continued to improve relations with its neighbors in many areas, including security cooperation. Uzbekistan has actively participated in the C5+1 diplomatic platform, which includes a program related …

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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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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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Religious Freedom: The Lessons of History for a Modern World

On October 27, the United States observed International Religious Freedom Day.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1998 enactment of the International Religious Freedom Act, co-sponsored by then-Senator and now Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback. Freedom of religion is at the very core of the American experience and is a fundamental human …

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