USAID Raises the Profile of Central Asian Horticulture Exporters

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

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

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

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COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  [10/12/2020] Country-Specific Information:  As of March 15, 2020, official cases of COVID-19 have been acknowledged to exist in Uzbekistan. All public gatherings of more than 30 people, to include weddings, large family gatherings, and holiday celebrations, are prohibited by the Government of Uzbekistan. As of September 5, 2020, certain lockdown restrictions will be …

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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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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: TIER 2 WATCH LIST The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included steps to address the use of forced adult labor during the annual cotton harvest through increasing remuneration to those picking cotton and improving working conditions to attract voluntary …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Special Briefing via Telephone

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

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United States Aids Families Hit by Sardoba Dam Tragedy

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

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Special Briefing via Telephone

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

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

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

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

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

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Remarks for UN HRC Report Follow On Hearing

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

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DTRA Team Supports Expanded COVID-19 Testing in Uzbekistan

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

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

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

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USAID Strengthens Food Security for Vulnerable Populations in Uzbekistan

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

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

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

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Information Regarding a Flight Departing Uzbekistan

Dear Travelers: Thank you for taking the initiative in your search for a flight departing Uzbekistan.   There is a flight scheduled on Uzbek Airlines departing at 10:00 am on Friday, March 27 to Munich, Germany. If interested, please proceed starting tomorrow to the Uzbek Air central office at 51 Amir Temur St. for tickets (at about …

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

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

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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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Information Regarding a Flight Departing Uzbekistan

Thank you for taking the initiative in your search for a flight departing Uzbekistan. At present we are waiting for confirmation of a flight to Europe.  We are still waiting for confirmation of the date but this information could come at short notice.  The destination is likely to be Germany, the airport is to be …

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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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To the attention of all visa applicants!

Nonimmigrant Visas Information for visa applicants regarding novel coronavirus:  As of March 17, 2020, the United States Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is cancelling routine nonimmigrant visa appointments.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may …

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

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

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2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Uzbekistan

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

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USAID and the Government of Uzbekistan Partner to Eliminate Tuberculosis

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

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Ambassador, Minister of Public Education Officially Launch English Speaking Nation

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

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

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

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Uzbekistan, United States Conduct Joint Crisis Response Drills

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

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

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

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Remarks by Chargé D’Affaires Alan Meltzer

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

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Ambassador Rosenblum’s Remarks at the ILO Roundtable

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

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Ambassador’s Opening Remarks at Press Event

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

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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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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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Regional Alumni Representatives

REGIONAL ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES a.k.a. RAR Inspire. Empower. Connect Help US help YOU expand your alumni network and enrich your social life in your home regions. EveryONE counts. We, the Alumni Unit of the U.S. Embassy Tashkent, are dedicated to maintaining meaningful relations and providing strong incentives to keep all of you – our Exchange Alumni …

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

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

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

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

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Spelling Bee 2020

Challenge your mind and win! U.S. Embassy Tashkent presents the Central Asian Spelling Bee Contest-2020! The Local Spelling Bees in Uzbekistan will be held in February 2020. The National Spelling Bee in Tashkent will be in March 2020. The Regional Central Asian Bee in Bishkek will take place in April 2020. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS (must meet all …

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Alumni English Project in Bukhara – Round III

Due to a technical glitch in our system, not all registered applicants received a message from the U.S. Embassy informing about their placement test dates. Because of this issue, the Embassy will arrange a new placement test dates for registered applicants and will inform them about the details via e-mail by Wednesday, January 15. The …

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

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

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Marking 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

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

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Center for Disease Control Signs MOU with Tashkent Medical Academy

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

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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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United States Strengthens Regional Cooperation Toward Common Electricity Market

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Rosenblum

5th Annual English Language Conference Uzbekistan State World Languages University October 16, 2019, 9:30AM Assalomu alaykum! Ingliz tiliga bag’ishlangan beshinchi yillik anjumanga khush kelibsiz. Bugun sizni ko’rib turganimdan juda khursandman. Bu yerda o’zimni o’z uyimda-gidek his qilyapman.  (Hello and welcome to this 5th Annual English Language Conference.  I am very happy to be with you …

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

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

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U.S. Higher Education Fair

The first EducationUSA U.S. University Fair will take place in Uzbekistan on October 16-17, 2019. Representatives from 16 U.S. colleges and universities will participate at the Fair. The U.S. Education Fair will provide you with innumerable opportunities to talk with representatives from U.S. colleges and universities that are actively seeking students just like you. This …

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Conference on Diet-related Disease in Uzbekistan Opens in Tashkent

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

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Installation of Radiation Detection Equipment Promotes Safe and Secure Borders

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

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American Bluegrass Coming to Uzbekistan

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

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Fiscal Transparency Report

Fiscal transparency informs citizens how government revenues and tax revenues are spent and is a critical element of effective public financial management.  Transparency provides citizens a window into government budgets and helps hold governments accountable.  It helps build market confidence and sustainability.  The Congressionally mandated Fiscal Transparency Report (FTR) is a tool to identify deficiencies and support needed …

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Partnership for Innovation Program

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

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United States Supports Green Business Start-ups

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

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

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

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Ambassador Rosenblum’s Independence Day Remarks

Independence Day Reception July 3, 2019, 18:00 Hyatt Regency Tashkent (In Uzbek:  Members of the diplomatic community, Ministers and other officials of the Government of Uzbekistan, distinguished guests, thank you for joining us to celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States of America!  It is a great honor for me to be here with …

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2019 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

JUNE 20, 2019 UZBEKISTAN: Tier 2 Watch List The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. These efforts included taking substantive actions towards ending its use of forced adult labor during the annual cotton harvest, including by increasing remuneration to pickers, partially …

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

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

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Smart Waters Program Opens Regional Summer School for Water Management Students

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

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

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

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Uzbek Media Cover U.S. Forest Service Project in Sukok Reserve

On May 25, a group of Uzbek journalists, including Dunyo Bo’ylab TV and O’zbekiston24 Radio, travelled to Sukok Reserve in the Parkent District of Tashkent region, where the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is conducting a 9-day hands-on training for Uzbekistan’s first cadre of trail specialists.  The journalists observed four U.S. instructors teaching the basics of …

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

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

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The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce registration for free English courses at the Window on America at the National Library!

Three-month English language courses will be offered for people 16 years of age and older. To register for the placement test, go to https://forms.gle/noi5kxtzzxkJHNcG7 , choose the course appropriate for your level, and provide the requested information. If your English proficiency level is elementary, please apply for English in Use. This course is for people who …

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Partnership for Innovation Program in Uzbekistan Grant Competition Continues

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

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Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Project Grants Program

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

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United States Geological Survey Signs MOU with Uzbekistan

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

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

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

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

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

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Hands-on Agricultural Research Site Opens in Andijan

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

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

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

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Making Uzbekistan Safer through Law Enforcement Cooperation

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

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USAID and the Ministry of Health Commemorate World TB Day

USAID and the Ministry of Health Commemorate World TB Day; Pledge to Eliminate Tuberculosis in Uzbekistan March 25, 2019 — The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan commemorated World TB Day by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Memorandum …

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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018: Uzbekistan

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 Uzbekistan EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Uzbekistan is a constitutional republic with a political system dominated by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and his supporters. In 2016 former prime minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the presidential elections with 88 percent of the vote. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe’s Office …

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U.S. Embassy Announces Winners of Uzbekistan National Spelling Bee

22 students from across Uzbekistan competed in the 3rd annual National Spelling Bee Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy,  at the National Library in Tashkent. This year over 140 students from across the country competed in local bees, with two winners from each local bee competing in the national bee. The program received a significant …

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Conference Dedicated to Innovations and Best Practices in English Language Learning

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

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The Campaign to Close the Gender Gap

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

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Remarks by Ambassador Alice Wells

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells University of World Economy and Diplomacy Tashkent, Uzbekistan February 27, 2019 Rector Abduvakhitov, honored professors and students.  I thank you for today’s invitation to speak with you. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to speak at Uzbekistan’s premiere university for the …

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

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

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

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

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USGS Establishes Scientific Cooperation with Uzbek State Committee on Geology

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

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Awards Ceremony for Mass Media Competition ‘Justice – in the Rule of Law’

January 25, 2019 Tashkent Five winners of a mass media competition for reporting on “Justice in the Rule of Law” were announced at an awards ceremony at the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan. The awards were presented as part of the Rule of Law Partnership in Uzbekistan, a project of the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan, the …

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Spelling Bee 2019

Challenge your mind and win! Spelling Bee 2019 U.S. Embassy Tashkent is delighted to announce Central Asian Spelling Bee Contest-2019! The contests will take place in 14 libraries within Uzbekistan. The Local Spelling Bees in Uzbekistan will be held in January 2019. The National Spelling Bee in Tashkent will be in March 2019. The Regional …

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United States Supports Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis

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

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

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

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United States Supports Regional Meeting on Migration and Tuberculosis

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

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Number of International Students in United States Tops One Million

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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A Symbol of Enduring Friendship: Walnut Tree with California Roots Planted at U.S. Embassy in Tashkent

In one of her last official acts, U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen planted a walnut sapling on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent. The walnut tree comes to Uzbekistan by way of California, thanks to an agricultural project sponsored by the US Agency for International Development. In 2017 the USAID Agricultural Value Chain Activity …

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U.S. Department of Labor Publishes New Reports on Child Labor; Notes Uzbekistan’s Moderate Advancement

On September 20, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor published the 17th edition of its annual Findings on the Worst Form of Child Labor (TDA Report.) The TDA report includes an assessment of government action to advance efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. Countries are assessed as having made significant, moderate, minimal …

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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 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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American Hip Hop Stars to Perform at Turkiston Open Air Stage

To promote cultural relations between the people of the United States and Uzbekistan, the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent has brought the cl Hip Hop group to Tashkent.   They will be performing at the Turkiston Open Air Stage 16 August 19:00. No more tickets are left! The Next Level Hip Hop Concert will also feature performances …

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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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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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2018 Trafficking in Persons Report: Uzbekistan

OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 Watch List UZBEKISTAN: Tier 2 Watch List The Government of Uzbekistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government made key achievements during the reporting period; therefore Uzbekistan was upgraded …

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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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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Independence Day Remarks

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen Remarks for Independence Day “A New Era of Cooperation” Friday, June 29, 2018 19:00   Assalomu aleykum, dobre vecher, good evening, ladies and gentlemen, honored guests from all parts of Uzbekistan’s government and society, members of the diplomatic corps, distinguished colleagues, and friends: I thank you all for joining us on …

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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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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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Where does Central Asia fit in U.S. foreign policy priorities?

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

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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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Project HOPE and Merck Sharp & Dohme Deliver Cancer Medicine to Uzbekistan

April 10, 2018 United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Pamela L. Spratlen today announced the arrival from the U.S. to Uzbekistan of a humanitarian shipment of the cancer medication Temodar, which is used to treat brain tumors in adults.  The medicine, valued at $2.9 million, was donated by Merck Sharp & Dohme, a U.S. pharmaceutical company …

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Remarks at the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan: Peace Process, Security Cooperation, and Regional Connectivity

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

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U.S. 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 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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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Film Festival Opening Remarks

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen Film Festival Opening Remarks American Women’s History Month Thursday, March 1, 2018 6:00 pm, NEXT Cinema, Babur Str (As Prepared) Good evening, assalomu aleykum. Thank you for coming out tonight for this screening of Hidden Figures to kick off the U.S. Embassy’s American Women’s Film Festival.  I also wish to thank …

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American Film Festival Dedicated to Women’s History Month

The U.S. Embassy/Tashkent, in cooperation with Next Cinema invites YOU to the American Film Festival dedicated to Women’s History Month from March 1-8, 2018 at the NEXT Mall Cinema.   March is Women’s History Month in the United States, and International Women’s Day is the 8th of March.  In celebration, the U.S. Embassy is offering a …

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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks for Handheld Radiation Detector Donation Event

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

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U.S. Donation to Customs Committee Strengthens Ability to Counter Shared-Threats

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

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U.S. Embassy Tashkent hosts the 2018 National Spelling Bee

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

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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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U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan: President Mirziyoyev Wants to be Seen as a Reformer

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

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OneBeat 2018

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

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2018 Spelling Bee Contest

We are very excited to announce the start of registration for the “2018 Spelling Bee Contest”! Are you an undergraduate student 18-23 years old? Are you good at Spelling? Do you want to challenge yourself in an awesome spelling competition? If you answered ”yes” to these questions, follow one of the links below, and register. The …

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USAID’s Reintegration for Trafficking Survivors Project Successfully Closes Out with a Conference on Human Trafficking in Tashkent

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

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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan

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

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USAID Supports International Collaboration For Sustainable Water and Land Resources Management in Central Asia

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

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U.S. Embassy and National Library English Courses

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

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Lisa Curtis Meets with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

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

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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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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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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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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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U.S. RC Cola enters Uzbekistan’s market

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

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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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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Independence Day Remarks

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

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Fly High With Starlifter

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

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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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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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English Language Specialist David Chiesa Arrives in Uzbekistan

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

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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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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks

USAID-funded Smart Waters Inauguration Event As Delivered Monday, April 17, 2017 9:15am Windham Hotel, Tashkent   Good morning! Ассалом Алейкум! Доброе Утро! Mr. Abdullaev, distinguished guests, I have been told that there is an Uzbek proverb that says “Ер – хазина, сув – гавҳар.” More or less in English, it means something that was said …

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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks Official Launch of the National Center on Antimicrobial Resistance and the National AMR Reference Laboratory As Delivered   Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:00am Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Tashkent   Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen! Доброе утро, уважаемые Дамы и Господа! Ассалому алайкум муҳтарам хонимлар ва жаноблар! Dear …

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Smart Waters Project launched

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

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Opening of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Center

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

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Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen’s Remarks

Flag Raising Ceremony to Commemorate Opening of U.S. Embassy Tashkent 25 Years Ago (As Delivered)   Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:30am Embassy Old Chancery in Chilanzar, Tashkent   Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It’s great to see all of you here to commemorate the recreation of our raising of the U.S. flag on this property …

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U.S. and Uzbekistan mark 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with flag raising

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

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Join us at WorldFood Uzbekistan 2017!

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

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U.S. Ambassador Spratlen and DAS Dan Rosenblum presented counter trafficking manuals, literature, and equipment

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

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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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As Delivered Remarks of U.S. Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen

USAID Agricultural Value Chains (AVC) Project: Seminar on Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives February, 16, 2017 09:00 a.m. Ассалом Алейкум!  Доброе Утро!  Good morning to all of you!  It’s my great pleasure and honor to be here to welcome you to the opening of this wonderful event recognizing what’s happening in horticulture …

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Cold Storage in Horticulture: Current State and Perspectives in Uzbekistan

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

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United States and Uzbekistan Cooperate to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

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

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January 27, 2017 Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending entry into the United States for foreign nationals from seven countries. Uzbek citizens considering travel to the United States should note that this order does not affect citizens planning to travel on an Uzbek Passport. Uzbek citizens may continue to apply for all …

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George C. Marshall European Center Hosts Cyber Security Workshop in Tashkent

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

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Reception in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations

Ambassador Pamela L. Spratlen Reception in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Tuesday, December 21, 2016 7:00pm Tonight, I welcome all our guests but in particular the foreign minister of Uzbekistan, Mr Kamilov. Tonight we are having a celebration with the diplomatic community and with those representatives of the various ministries that handle …

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General Michael Garrett Commanding General of U.S. Army Central arrives in Uzbekistan

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

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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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Ambassador Spratlen Presents Books and Teaching Materials to Uzbekistan State University of World Languages

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

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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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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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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives in Tashkent

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

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum’s Press Conference with Uzbek Journalists

Transcript September 6, 2016, 7:30am Lotte Hotel Tashkent DAS Rosenblum:  Thank you, Jon, and thanks to all of you for coming to meet this morning.  I want to get right to your questions because I know you have questions but let me just say a couple of words.  I am here in Tashkent these few …

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Statement by the President on the Death of President Islom Karimov of Uzbekistan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 02, 2016 At this challenging time of President Islom Karimov’s passing, the United States reaffirms its support for the people of Uzbekistan.  This week, I congratulated President Karimov and the people of Uzbekistan on their country’s 25 years of independence.  As Uzbekistan begins a new chapter …

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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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Secretary of State John Kerry at the Central Asia Ministerial

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release REMARKS August 3, 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry At the Central Asia Ministerial August 3, 2016 Benjamin Franklin Room SECRETARY KERRY:  Well, good morning, everybody, and welcome to the State Department. Last fall, we convened the first meeting of the C5+1 – we …

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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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