The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on September 30 announced the establishment of a bilateral mission in Uzbekistan. During the online event, the announcement was made by USAID Administrator John Barsa.
Prior to this, the agency’s office in Uzbekistan was part of the USAID mission in Central Asia (in Almaty). Simultaneously, a new USAID mission was opened in Tajikistan.
“Missions are the focal points of USAID’s work and demonstrate that the United States is committed to building direct and meaningful relationships with the government and people of the country,” said John Barsa.
The new missions in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan will help ensure that USAID is coordinated in the region, so that no Central Asian country is left behind.
Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States Javlon Vakhabov, speaking at an online event, noted that Tashkent highly appreciates USAID’s support for large-scale reforms in Uzbekistan and its contribution to the country’s development.
He noted that the goals of the US strategy for Central Asia coincide with the priorities and vision of Uzbekistan.