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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»
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