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Tajik-American relations

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America were established on February 14, 1992.

The Embassy of the United States in Dushanbe was opened in March 1992. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to the Republic of Tajikistan is Madam Susan M.Elliott (since September, 2012).

The Republic of Tajikistan opened its Embassy in Washington, DC in December 2002. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America is Farhod Salim (since May, 2014).

Today the Tajik-American relations are effectively developing in the following fields: trade and economic, humanitarian, security, military-political, fighting against the international terrorism, culture and education, public health services and etc. Intensification of bilateral contacts is evidence of the US interest in further strengthening of cooperation between countries.
Other important event which demonstrated strengthening relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the USA was the opening of a new U.S. Embassy compound in Dushanbe on June 28, 2006 with participation of the President of Tajikistan.
The important event on bilateral relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America was the opening of bridge on August 26, 2007 in the Pyanj River joining Tajikistan with Afghanistan which was constructed by financial support of the USA. The official opening ceremony took place with the participation of the presidents of Tajikistan and Afghanistan as well as the US Secretary of Commerce, Carlos M. Gutierrez.
During the participation in 63rd sessions of UN General Assembly on September 2008 in New York the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. E. Rahmon met with the U.S. Deputy of Secretary of State William Bern. During the meeting issues of development of cooperation in the field of energy, transport and communication, formation of regional electric power, as well as cooperation with International Financial Institutions have been discussed. Also meetings of Head of State took place with the Americans Entrepreneurs and with the President of the «Tethys Petroleum» Company David Robson.
On November 11, 2008 Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia George Krol visited Dushanbe. During his visit George Krol met with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Hamrohon Zarifi. During the meetings water-energy problems, the prospects of bilateral cooperation and regional questions, in particular situation in Afghanistan have been discussed. 
Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Richard Boucher discussed the issue of bilateral cooperation and regional problems as well as situation in Afghanistan in his meetings with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi in Dushanbe on April 20, 2009.
On July 6, 2009 newly appointed Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake in his first visit to Tajikistan discussed the wide range of issues of bilateral relation and other regional issues of mutual concern with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon and Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi.  
On September 25, 2009 in the framework of the 64th session of UN General Assembly in New York was held the meeting between the President of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon and the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During the meeting they discussed a wide range of issues of cooperation between Tajikistan and the United States.
On February 12, 2010 the first Bilateral Political Consultations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States was held in Washington. The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamrokhon Zarifi. During the talks the sides discussed issues of bilateral cooperation, investment climate, water and energy, human rights, border security, fight against drugs and international terrorism.
On August 31, 2010 the Review of Bilateral Political Consultations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States was held in Dushanbe, during which the parties presented their views on implementing the Working Plan for the Consultations.
On April 11, 2011 the Second Political Consultations between Tajikistan and the United States was held in Dushanbe. The official delegation of Tajikistan in these negotiations was headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi. From the U.S. side the official delegation was led by the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Robert Blake.
On September 20-26, 2011 the Tajik delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs participated in the 66th session of UN General Assembly in New York.
On October 21-22, 2011 the State Secretary of the United States, Hillary Clinton paid an official visit to Tajikistan. Ms. Clinton met with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, during which the parties conducted a fruitful and constructive discussion in a spirit of mutual understanding and solidarity.
On December 3, 2011 the Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Robert Blake visited Dushanbe.
On January 19, 2011, in close cooperation of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan was held a video conference on the accession of the Republic of Tajikistan to the World Trade Organization. The delegation of Tajikistan was led by Minister of Economic Development and Trade Farrukh Hamraliev and the U.S. delegation was headed by the U.S. Trade Representative Deputy Assistant Ms. Mara Burr.
On May 16, 2012 the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi and United States Secretary of State Madame Hillary Clinton took place at the US State Department. During the meeting Foreign Minister of Tajikistan emphasized the issues related to the situation in Afghanistan, the withdrawal of international forces from that country by 2014 and the assistance of the United States to Tajikistan to strengthen border security and enforcement. The U.S. Secretary of State noted a good level of bilateral cooperation between the countries and expressed appreciation to Tajikistan for its support for coalition forces in Afghanistan. Mrs. Clinton emphasized the important role of Tajikistan and other Central Asian states in the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and reaffirmed the U.S. willingness to continue assisting Tajikistan in strengthening its borders and in the fight against drug trafficking, terrorism and other challenges.
On May 17, 2012 the delegation of Tajikistan took part in the Annual Bilateral Consultations with the United States of America. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi headed the Tajik delegation. On the second half of May 17, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan met with a member of the U.S. Congress, the Chairman of the House of Representatives subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia Mr. Dan Burton. The sides reviewed the state of bilateral cooperation and the role of parliament in the further development of relations between the U.S. and Tajikistan.
On May 17, 2012 at the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute of Johns Hopkins University a presentation was held by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi on the topic of "Tajikistan and Central Asia in light of the 2014". During the presentation, the Minister of Foreign Affairs shared his vision on the situation in the region in light of the withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan in 2014 and a number of infrastructure projects for economic and social rehabilitation of this country.
On July 5, 2012 the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon received the delegation of the U.S. Congress, which visited Tajikistan and was led by the member of the House of Representatives Dan Burton. The sides discussed ways to enhance political, economic, commercial, investment, defense cooperation and security cooperation between Tajikistan and the United States.
On September 25, 2012 in New York on the sidelines of the General Debates of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly the Head of the Delegation of Tajikistan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Assistant of the U.S. State Secretary Mr. Robert Blake, the Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia Mr. Miroslav Enca, the Director of the World Bank Mr. Kyle Peters and the European Union Special Representative for Central Asia Ms. Patricia Flor. At the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of cooperation in different spheres, including trade, transport and communication, water and energy spheres and projects of regional significance. During the meeting the sides exchanged of views upon the prospects for economic and social development of the region and investment in infrastructure projects.
On September 25, 2012 in New York on the sidelines of the General Debates of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly the Head of the delegation of Tajikistan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi met with the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman. During the meeting issues of bilateral relations and ways of strengthening bilateral ties were discussed. An exchange of views on the perspectives of development of situation in the region after 2014, as well as on the issues of strengthening of infrastructure and expanding cooperation in the region took place at the talks. The sides also considered opportunities and ways for engagement of Afghanistan in the implementation of regional programs and projects in the fields of energy, transport and trade.
On October 19, 2012 – Ms. Susan M. Elliott, the new U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan, presented her credentials to the President Rahmon.  Following the ceremony, President Rahmon and Ambassador Elliott discussed matters of mutual cooperation.
On February 1, 2013 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi has sent the Letter of congratulations to the Secretary of State of the United States H.E. Mr. John Forbes Kerry due to his appointment to this post. It was noted that the bilateral cooperation of Tajikistan with the United States, which is based on the principles of protection and promotion of national interests, year after year is becoming richer and wider.
On February 21, 2013 the Annual Review of the political consultations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America were held in Dushanbe. The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The representatives of relevant government agencies of the country were also included in Tajik delegation. The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Mr. Robert O. Blake headed the official delegation of the United States of America. The U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan and other U.S. officials also were presented in this event. The issues of bilateral relations, economy and trade, business and investment climate, human dimension, border security, illicit drug trafficking were discussed at the meeting. The parties also considered the issues of development of road and border infrastructure, the construction of railway projects, as well as water and environmental issues. In addition, the sides discussed issues of cultural and educational exchange. It was underlined that development of protracted cordial relations between Tajikistan and the United States of America is in the interest of both countries and will promote and restore peace and stability in the region. Summing up the results of the consultations, the Foreign Minister expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of discussions and noted that the bilateral dialogue format allows us to present the positions and vision for the state of bilateral relations, to assess the progress made and to develop ways for their further development.
On February 28, 2013 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and the Embassy of the United States of America in Dushanbe the U.S. delegation held a briefing for Tajik officials on the security situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The United States delegation was headed by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense David Sedney and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ms. Lynne Tracy. Also the briefing was attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic. During the briefing, the U.S. delegation informed the Tajik side on the current security situation in Afghanistan, as well as joint future plans for the transferring security responsibilities to the Government of Afghanistan before and after 2014. At the end of the meeting the U.S. delegation responded to questions from the Tajik side on various issues.
On March 13, 2013 the Joint Consultation between the delegations of the Republic of Tajikistan and the U.S. on border security was held in Dushanbe. During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation in strengthening the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan and support and assistance of the U.S. Government in this direction. The U.S. delegation was led by the Director of the Central Asia Department, the Office for South and Central Asia of the U.S. Department State Mr. Leslie Wieger. During the event, the delegation of Tajikistan informed the guests about the situation on the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan and made various proposals for strengthening border control. The U.S. delegation, in turn, informed the Tajik side of the follow-up assistance in improving border control. 
On April 23, 2013 was held the meetings of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ms. Lynne Tracy and DAS Ms. Jane Zimmerman with the representatives of Tajik Foreign and Interior Ministries, as well as Religious Committee. During this meetings was discussed a wide range issues of bilateral cooperation.
On November 13-15, 2013 experts from the Seismic Cooperation program of the United States Department of Energy (DOE), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) made a visit to Tajikistan. During this visit they met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, with the representatives of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. The purpose of these meetings was to develop cooperation between the Governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the USA.

On June 2, 2014 President Emomali Rahmon received the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal who arrived in Dushanbe for participation in the Annual Bilateral Consultations between Tajikistan and the United States of America. The issues related to the development of good relations and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries in the areas of policy, region security, economy and trade, investment and science and technology have been discussed. Much attention was paid to the issues of regional security, particularly to prospects of regional situation following the withdrawal of ISAF forces from Afghanistan. Nisha Desai Biswal stressed the readiness of the United States to support border troops and other bodies of Tajikistan in fight against terrorism, extremism, illegal drug trafficking and other transnational crimes. A constructive talk also took place on the enhancement of cooperation in the areas of water and energy, agriculture, environmental protection, education, health, protection of human rights and freedoms.

On June 3, 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan led by the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Rahmon Ozoda Emomali were conducted the 4th Annual Bilateral Consultations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States, which was attended by representatives of foreign ministries as well as representatives of individual ministries and departments of both states. At the consultations were considered security issues, human dimension, economic development and bilateral cooperation. In her speech, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Rahmon Ozoda Emomali noted positive dynamics of relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States. The high level of bilateral relations achieved in recent years was appreciated. It was voiced the hope for further perspective mutually beneficial cooperation. Also, the issues of continuation of regular political dialogue, improvement of the legal basis of bilateral relations, enhancing cooperation in trade, economic and investment fields were touched. During his speech, Rahmon Ozoda Emomali emphasized the U.S. role in the international coalition in Afghanistan and the impact on security in the whole Central Asian region. Also the USAID activities in Tajikistan highly valued. The U.S. Assistant Secretary Nisha Desai Bisval appreciated bilateral relations and expressed gratitude to the Tajik side for active and professional work aimed at further strengthening bilateral relations. According to the Assistant Secretary of State, current consultations were held for the first time in more productive and active channel, raising the bar on significant professional level. It was hoped that in the future the sides will also adhere the achieved level. During consultations were discussed security issues, the two sides agreed on the current threat posed by various extremist and terrorist groups in the region. Touching on issues of freedom and human rights, U.S. officials valued highly the current bilateral dialogue in this area. Considering economic problems, active cooperation in the field of energy between three countries Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan was noted. The Representatives of the U.S. State Department appreciated the economic reforms taking place in the Republic of Tajikistan and the bilateral economic cooperation. At the end of the event the parties expressed hope for further fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation and positively assessed the consultations.


Legal framework
For the period of establishment of bilateral relations between the U.S. Government and the Government of Tajikistan 30 documents on trade and economy, in the fields of military-technical cooperation, combating terrorism and illegal drugs trafficking have been signed.

Economic cooperation 
Within the framework of realization of the Agreement on promoting investment in Tajikistan, nine Tajik-American joint ventures and eight enterprises belonging to the American investors are functioning. The United States considers development of cooperation of the regional countries, especially in effective use of hydro energy resources as an important factor of political and economic stability in countries of Central and South Asia.
On August 25, 2008 the Grant Agreement for feasibilities study on the coal mining component of the proposed integrated coal mining and power generation project at Fon Yaghnob has been signed between the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
Within the framework of support the initiative of Tajikistan on participation of the United States in power projects in the Republic of Tajikistan, delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan participated in regional energy conference «Electricity beyond borders: Central Asian  power sector», which took place on June 12-14, 2006 in Istanbul. During the conference the Grant Agreement on reconstruction of electric transmission lines of Tajikistan connecting electricity supply system to Afghanistan between the Republic of Tajikistan and the USA has been signed by heads of delegations.
In July, 2002 the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the USA and the Republic of Tajikistan about rendering of the technical assistance in preparation of the legislation on micro financing has been signed. The document became the important step for small business growth in the country, which has opened access of citizens to credit facilities.
On 17-18 June, 2008 the fourth annual meeting of the Council of the U.S. - Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) took place in Dushanbe. Delegation from Afghanistan joined as an observer at the meeting. The participants of the meeting considered the condition of economic cooperation on investment and trade in Central-Asian region, as well as between the Region and the USA.
On October 7-8, 2009 the Minister of Economic Development and Trade G.Bobozoda attended the regular meeting of the TIFA Council (Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement), which took place in Washington D.C.
On September 14-16, 2011 the regular meeting of the TIFA Council (September 16) took place in Washington, also in the framework of TIFA Council was held the bilateral economic consultations between the United States and Tajikistan (14 September), Economic and Trade Conference on presenting investment climate and economic opportunities in Central Asia (15 September).
On March 26-27, 2012 the United States Assistant Secretary State, Robert Blake participated in the Fifth Conference of the Regional Economic Cooperation on Afghanistan (RECCA V) in Dushanbe. At the conference, Robert Blake met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Hamrokhon Zarifi. During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the implementation of existing regional projects aimed at economic development of Afghanistan, in particular the construction of infrastructure and energy projects.
On June 9-12, 2014 the senior U.S. Government officials and officials from the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan met for the 10th United States-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council Meeting. The Tajik Delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Mr. S. Nazriev.
The United States-Central Asia TIFA is one of the key vehicles for trade and investment discussions between the United States and the countries of Central Asia.
Discussion at the plenary session focused on overall trade and investment relations between the countries of Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the United States.  The TIFA talks focused on a number of areas, including World Trade Organization (WTO) membership, customs, investment, standards and sanitary measures, and procurement. 
On June 9, the bilateral negotiation between the Delegation of Tajikistan and the US was held. During the negotiations both sides discussed Post-WTO accession issues and its current results, as well as bilateral trade and investment issues, including how to increase bilateral trade and investment flows during the 2014-2015 time period
The volume of trade between the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America was 257195.8 thousand US dollars in 2013. The export made 1000.9 thousand USD and import was 256194.9 thousand USD.

Military cooperation 
On January 17, 2009 the U.S. Central Commander General David Petraeus visited Dushanbe. During his visit D. Petreus met with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon. During the meeting the perspectives of bilateral relations, as well as potential of the development Central-Asia region and situation in neighboring country Afghanistan have been discussed.
On July 26-27, 2005 the U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visited Tajikistan. During his visit he has met with the President of Tajikistan Mr. Emomali Rahmon and other officials. During his meetings issues of establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan, struggle against terrorism, drug trafficking and proliferation of arms which are today in the interests of both sides were discussed.
On January 22, 2008 the U.S. Central Commander William Fallon visited Dushanbe. During his visit W. Fallon met with the President of Tajikistan. During the meeting the prospects of bilateral cooperation, as well as the potential development of the Central-Asia region and the situation in Afghanistan have been discussed.
On May 5, 2009 in Dushanbe the Amendment to the existing Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the United States of America on Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement from January 2003 and Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation in the sphere of reform of local self-governance bodies have been signed. According to those documents providing additional funds in the framework of noted Agreement was planned.
On February 9, 2011 the commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. James Mattis visited Tajikistan during his first trip to Central Asia.
On May 20, 2011 the U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman visited Dushanbe.
On June 30, 2011 the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Drug Control and Law Enforcement (INL) William Brownfield visited Dushanbe.
On February 13, 2012 General William M. Fraser III, Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) visited Tajikistan during which he met with General-Colonel Sherali Khairulloyev, Minister of Defense for the Republic of Tajikistan and General-Lieutenant Sherali Mirzo, Head of the Border Guard Administration.
On February 23, 2012 in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan and the Embassy of the United States of America, the U.S. delegation held a briefing for Tajik officials on the security situation in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The United States delegation was headed by the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense David Sedney and the U.S. Deputy Special Representatives on Afghanistan and Pakistan Ms. Beth Jones. Also the briefing was attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan.
On March 30 – April 1, 2012 Commander of the U.S. Central Command, General James Mattis visited Tajikistan as part of continued engagements in the region.
On May 2, 2012 General William M. Fraser III, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), visited the Nizhniy Panj Border Crossing Point and met with several heads of law enforcement agencies of Tajikistan.
October 22, 2012 – The Commander of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), General William Fraser, visited Tajikistan yesterday as part of his third tour to Central Asia. During his visit, General Fraser met with officials from the Government of Tajikistan and the U.S. Embassy to discuss cross-border security and counternarcotics issues. The USTRANSCOM is committed to supporting stability and security in Central Asia.
On June 25, 2013 took place the visit of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Mr. Simon Limaga to Tajikistan. During this visit, Mr. Limage has met with the appropriate staff of the MFA RT as well as with representatives of the Ministry of Economic development and trade of RT to discuss bilateral cooperation in the field of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
On July 30, 2013 the U.S. Central Commander General Lloyd J. Austin III visited Dushanbe. During his visit General Lloyd J. Austin III met with the President of Tajikistan. During the meeting the prospects of bilateral cooperation, Central Asian Regional stability, Security situation in Afghanistan during and beyond 2014, Counter-terrorism assistance and Counter-narcotic assistance have been discussed.
On 27-28 August 2013 Dushanbe visited by representatives of the relevant departments of the United States to discuss the implementation of the Joint Action Plan to combat the smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials between the Governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the work done on this Plan, and discussed the further cooperation in this area.
On November 11-12, 2013 the representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, led by Monett Melanson made a visit to Tajikistan. During this visit the US delegation conducted meetings with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Committee of National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibilities of the establishment of cooperation on “Weapons of Mass Destruction - Proliferation Prevention (WMD-PPP)” between the Governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America.
On November 25, 2013 the Commander of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), General William Fraser, visited Tajikistan this past week as part of his fourth tour to Central Asia. During his visit, General Fraser met with officials from the Government of Tajikistan and the U.S. Embassy to discuss cross-border security and counternarcotics issues. USTRANSCOM is committed to supporting stability and security in Central Asia. 

On June 25, 2013 took place the visit of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Mr. Simon Limaga to Tajikistan. During this visit, Mr. Limage has met with the appropriate staff of the MFA RT as well as with representatives of the Ministry of Economic development and trade of RT to discuss bilateral cooperation in the field of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

On July 30, 2013 the U.S. Central Commander General Lloyd J. Austin III visited Dushanbe. During his visit General Lloyd J. Austin III met with the President of Tajikistan. During the meeting the prospects of bilateral cooperation, Central Asian Regional stability, Security situation in Afghanistan during and beyond 2014, Counter-terrorism assistance and Counter-narcotic assistance have been discussed.

On 27-28 August 2013 Dushanbe visited by representatives of the relevant departments of the United States to discuss the implementation of the Joint Action Plan to combat the smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials between the Governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the work done on this Plan, and discussed the further cooperation in this area.

On November 11-12, 2013 the representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, led by Monett Melanson made a visit to Tajikistan. During this visit the US delegation conducted meetings with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Committee of National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the possibilities of the establishment of cooperation on “Weapons of Mass Destruction - Proliferation Prevention (WMD-PPP)” between the Governments of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United States of America.

On November 22, 2013 the Commander of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), General William Fraser, visited Tajikistan this past week as part of his fourth tour to Central Asia. During his visit, General Fraser met with officials from the Government of Tajikistan and the U.S. Embassy to discuss cross-border security and counternarcotics issues. USTRANSCOM is committed to supporting stability and security in Central Asia. 

 

Cooperation in the field of education
Cooperation in the field of education care is developing. In June, 1996 in Washington the Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Education of Tajikistan and the American Councils for International Education (ACCELS) is signed. Within the framework of this scientific-educational cooperation exchanges are carried out. Annually many scholars and students can study in the United States.
From March 30 till May 07, 2005 Delegation of University of Montana visited Dushanbe. During their visit the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding between the Ministry of Education and the University of Montana has been signed. In addition Protocols between the University of Montana and the Kulyab State University and the Kurgan-Tube State University have been signed.
On July 19, 2005 the US Ambassador to Tajikistan R. Hougland has opened educational Internet - center at the Islamic University of Dushanbe. This center is one of 24 educational centers in Tajikistan.
On September 23, 2008 the ceremony of the opening of Internet-cafe took place in Dushanbe with participation of Mayor of Bolder, USA Shaun McGrath. Internet -cafe became the return gift of the people of Bolder to the people of Dushanbe.
On June 6, 2013 took place a Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary of the FLEX Program in the U.S. Congress, according to which 24 students from the Republic of Tajikistan have completed their studies in this program for the 2012-2013 academic year.
On February 25-26, 2014 the Tajik delegation led by Minister of Education Mr. Nuriddin Saidov participated in Board of Directors meeting of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in Washington.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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