Message from the U.S. Ambassador George Krol on Uzbekistan’s Independence Day

I join the people of the United States of America and President Barack Obama in offering heartfelt congratulations and good wishes to the people of this beautiful country on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Uzbekistan’s independence.

Uzbekistan has accomplished much during its relatively short 23 years of independence. In the midst of difficult external and internal circumstances Uzbekistan has established stable political and economic institutions and has maintained security for its people. The United States will continue to be a reliable partner to Uzbekistan as together we face many of the same challenges. We are committed to working together and deepen our relationship in all fields – from trade and regional security to economic development and cultural ties.

I wish all the people of Uzbekistan peace, happiness, prosperity and good health.

Mustaqillik bayramingiz muborak bo’lsin!