Op-Ed from Ambassador Millard: I will not forget the hospitality of the Tajik people

Dear friends, It is with a heavy heart that I leave this beautiful country.  Although it has been over a year and a half, it seems as if I only arrived yesterday.  I want to thank the people of Tajikistan for welcoming me and making me feel at home.  Your country has stunning beauty and ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – Tajikistan

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Op-Ed from Ambassador for Religious Freedom Day, January 16, 2017

Religious freedom is one of America’s most cherished ideals and a central tenet of our democracy. I would like to share some reflections on this ideal with you as part of our enduring friendship as we mark Religious Freedom Day in the United States. Our nation is young, but our respect for freedom of conscience ...
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U.S. Embassy and Partners Organize 2nd Annual Women Business Forum & Entrepreneurship Expo

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, November 23, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Embassy in cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce, the State Committee on Investment and State Property, and State Committee on Women and the Family organized the 2nd annual Women’s Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo at the Sheraton Hotel in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Forum was the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Message on the Occasion of Nowruz

I am delighted to join President Obama in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all our friends around the world who celebrate this holiday.  As Americans, we rejoice along with all those from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Central Asia to the Caucasus to communities here in the United States, who come ...
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Ambassador Elisabeth Millard Introductory Op-Ed Tajikistan and America: A Partnership for a Bright Future

It is a great privilege to be appointed the new United States Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, especially as we prepare to celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations later this year. For 23 years, I have had the honor to serve my country as a Foreign Service Officer. My career in the U.S. Foreign ...
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Women Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo Demonstrates the Importance of Investing in Women

On November 20, 2015, the U.S. Embassy with cooperation from the American Chamber of Commerce, the State Committee on Investment and State Property, and State Committee on Women and the Family organized a Women’s Business Forum and Entrepreneurship Expo at the Ismaili Center in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Forum was the last event of Global Entrepreneurship ...
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U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry Visits Tajikistan

Secretary of State Kerry visited Tajikistan on November 3. The Secretary received a warm reception, participating in a brief tea ceremony with Foreign Minister Aslov before moving to the Palace of Nations for his meeting with President Rahmon. Following the meeting with the President, Secretary Kerry made the following statement to local and international press. ...
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Secretary Kerry Travels to Vienna, Bishkek, Samarkand, Astanta, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat

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

On August 6, U.S. Ambassador Susan M. Elliott joined the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT) to launch the Women’s Entrepreneurship for Empowerment project in Qurghonteppa. Deputy Governor of Khatlon Abdujabbor Bakhodurov also participated and delivered remarks at the opening ceremony. The three-year project ...
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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Remarks on an Enduring Vision for Central Asia

Deputy Secretary Blinken:  Well, good afternoon.  And Fiona, thank you very, very much for those very kind words of introduction. I think there are few people in Washington with a better feel for the sometimes Byzantine regional politics of Eurasia and Central Asia, not to mention the sometimes Byzantine policy-making process here in Washington.  It’s ...
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Remarks by President Obama on Nowruz

To view the President’s video message, click here . Hello!  To everyone celebrating Nowruz—across the United States and in countries around the world—Nowruz Mubarak. For thousands of years, this has been a time to gather with family and friends and welcome a new spring and a new year.  Last week, my wife Michelle helped mark Nowruz ...
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