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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