More information about Tajikistan is available on the Tajikistan Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Tajikistan in 1992, following its independence from the Soviet Union. Since that time, the United States has supported Tajikistan’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. The United States and Tajikistan have a broad-based relationship, cooperating on security concerns, economic development, human rights issues, education, public health, agriculture, climate change and people-to-people ties.. In 2010, the United States and Tajikistan launched an annual bilateral consultation process to enhance cooperation. Since the inception of the C5+1 regional diplomatic platform in 2015, Tajikistan has been an active participant, particularly in the C5+1 Security working group. Tajikistan has been a strong partner to the United States and international forces in efforts to bring security and stability to the South and Central Asia region.
Economic growth in Tajikistan is critical to achieving overall regional stability and to strengthening regional economic integration and connectivity. Tajikistan faces many challenges, including underdeveloped border security, widespread corruption, inadequate health and education systems, food insecurity, and energy shortages. Regional threats include violent extremism, terrorism, and the trafficking of narcotics and weapons.
U.S. Assistance to Tajikistan
U.S. Government assistance to Tajikistan seeks to help defense and law enforcement agencies counter transnational threats, improve local governance and transparency, expand economic prosperity, increase food security and public health services, mitigate the impacts of climate change, manage water resources, improve primary education, and create opportunities for youth to contribute to society.
Bilateral and Regional Economic Relations
Tajikistan is the poorest country in Central Asia, and it depends on remittances and commodity imports that make it vulnerable to global economic conditions. Tajikistan has signed a trade and investment framework agreement with the United States and other Central Asian countries establishing a regional forum to discuss ways to improve investment climates and expand trade within Central Asia.
Tajikistan’s Membership in International Organizations
Tajikistan and the United States belong to several of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure. Tajikistan is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Partnership for Peace.
The principal embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.
Tajikistan maintains an embassy in the United States at 1005 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 (tel.: 202-223-6090).
More information about Tajikistan is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:
CIA World Factbook Tajikistan Page
USAID Tajikistan Page
History of U.S. Relations With Tajikistan
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Library of Congress Country Studies