Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 15, 2019 – In a ceremony with the Colonel-General Rajabali Rahmonali, Head of Border Forces, U.S. Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim transferred document examination equipment and immigration stamps to the Border Forces of the State Committee for National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan. This $100,000 donation is part of a $500,000 project to enhance regional cooperation among the border management services of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. In addition to technical support, the project aims to improve infrastructure and capacity building of the Border Forces of Tajikistan. This month the U.S. Embassy is also donating nearly $300,000 in communications and transportation equipment to assist the Border Guards Forces in its patrols.
The U.S. Government congratulates the Border Forces in advance of its 25th anniversary later this month. The United States will continue to support the sovereignty and security of the Republic of Tajikistan through ongoing partnership with the Border Forces and other security partners. Since 1992, the American people have provided over $1.8 billion in programs and humanitarian aid that support Tajikistan’s democratic institutions, health care, education, security, and economic growth.