The United States established diplomatic relations with Tajikistan in 1992 following its independence from the Soviet Union. The United States and Tajikistan have a broad-based relationship, cooperating in such areas as counter-narcotics, counterterrorism, non-proliferation, and regional growth and stability.
Stability and economic growth in Tajikistan are critical to achieving overall regional stability and to strengthening regional economic integration. Tajikistan faces many challenges, including a long border with Afghanistan that is difficult to manage, widespread corruption, inadequate health and education systems, and food and energy shortages. Regional threats include extremism, radicalization, terrorism, and drugs.
U.S. Government assistance to Tajikistan seeks to help defense and law enforcement agencies counter transnational threats, improve local governance and transparency, increase food security and public health services, and reform the education system, particularly focusing on creating opportunities for youth to contribute to society. The United States and Tajikistan have consistently maintained a cooperative relationship in order to boost living standards in Tajikistan and cooperate on matters of concern to both nations, such as the stabilization of Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism, and interdiction of the opium trade.
Today the U.S. embassy is in Dushanbe. For more information on our relationship with Tajikistan, please click here.
Source, United States Department of State, Office of the Historian and Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs.