The United States and Tajikistan Celebrate 30 Years of Friendly Relations

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, December 23, 2021 – 30 years ago, on December 25, 1991, the United States of America recognized the independence of the Republic of Tajikistan, and on February 14, 1992, the two governments agreed to establish diplomatic relations.  Since our diplomatic relations began, the United States has provided $1.8 billion in assistance to the people of Tajikistan to promote economic development, food security, health, clean water, education, security, access to electricity, and people-to-people connections between our countries.  These programs have lifted families out of poverty, reduced malnutrition, increased literacy, provided jobs, saved lives, and protected Tajikistan from security threats.  

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of productive and friendly relations between the United States and the Republic of Tajikistan, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe will conduct a series of events and campaigns in the coming months.  The following activities are planned: 

December 24

  • 17:00 at the American Space in Dushanbe:  Opening of photo exhibit of photos taken by Tajik amateur photographers around Tajikistan (open to the public)

January 11-14

  • Press Conference on 30th Anniversary of U.S.-Tajik Relations
  • Release of history book on U.S.-Tajik Relations
  • Release of photo book on U.S.-Tajik Relations
  • Opening of Photo Exhibit on U.S.-Tajik Relations
  • Premiere of documentary on U.S.-Tajik relations
  • Launch of Tajik-American Song Contest 

January 17-23

  • Musical group from Boulder, Colorado “The Fremonts” tours Tajikistan


  • February 7-12:  U.S. Air Forces Central (AFCENT) band tours Tajikistan
  • February 14-19:  Tajik-American Film Festival 


  • March 12:  Go Viral Innovation Day at American Space Dushanbe
  • Release of 1,000 comic books dedicated to U.S.-Tajik friendship


  • Tajik-American “Battle of the Bands” concerts and musical tour 


  • Go Viral regional festival in Dushanbe