President Trump Congratulates President Rahmon on Tajik Independence Day

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, September 08, 2017 – Former U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth Millard delivered the following letter on August 28 from President of the United States Donald J. Trump to President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Tajik independence.

Dear Mr. President:

Please accept my warm congratulations as you and the Republic of Tajikistan celebrate your independence this September 9th.

The United States was among the first nations to recognize Tajikistan’s independence in 1991, and we have remained steadfast supporters of Tajikistan’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.

As you celebrate 26 years of independence, we look forward to continued partnership and collaboration that benefits our two nations and the region.  I extend my best wishes to all the people of Tajikistan on this day.


Donald J. Trump