U.S. Embassy Uzbekistan

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 10:54
On November 20, 2013, Ambassador George Krol and Commander of U.S. Transportation Command General William Fraser III joined Uzbek government officials to formally inaugurate a rail scanner at the Friendship Bridge which links Uzbekistan to Afghanistan.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:53
Over the last several decades, so many countries – like Turkey and India – have built dynamic growth, opportunity, and hope for their peoples. And in the 21st century, with the support and engagement of partners like the Turkic American Alliance, this region can become a part of that global success story.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:48
As the political, economic, and security transitions in Afghanistan continue, many commentators are already recasting the story of the region in terms of a renewed "Great Game" while also forecasting diminished U.S. interest in the region. But I reject this narrative. Our engagement with, and commitment to, Central Asia and its people will continue far beyond 2014.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:38
As a general rule that human rights and promotion of democracy are very very important parts of our dialogue with the government of Uzbekistan and of course our support for civil society. Afghanistan will continue to be an important part of what we discussed, but the overall message was that Uzbekistan will continue to be important to the United States after the transition in Afghanistan and we will continue to attach a high priority to developing further these relations after 2014.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 10:13
The theory was that somehow the United States and China and India and Russia were in competition for influence and for strategic gain in Central Asia. Again, what we’ve tried to stress is that that’s not the case. We are not seeking to pursue opportunities in Central Asia at the expense of Russia or China or any other country. In fact we see that there are very significant opportunities for all of us and also quite important opportunities for us to work together.