Uzbekistan Independence Day

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 31, 2018


On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I warmly congratulate the people of Uzbekistan as you celebrate 27 years of independence on September 1st.

Over the past 27 years, the United States and Uzbekistan have partnered to promote regional stability in Central Asia. This past year I met President Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his historic visit to Washington, representing a new era of strategic partnership between the United States and Uzbekistan. We have seen our people-to-people ties grow as the Government of Uzbekistan registered the American Councils for International Education, the first American non-governmental organization to be registered in Uzbekistan in over 15 years.

The United States remains committed to supporting the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Uzbekistan. We look forward to continuing our people-to-people ties and strong partnership to promote Uzbekistan’s stability, prosperity, and regional engagement.