Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
September 8, 2017
On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Tajikistan as you celebrate your independence on September 9.
Since gaining independence in 1991, Tajikistan has been a strong partner to the United States in promoting regional security and stability. For 26 years, our partnership has been based on mutual respect and cooperation, especially in the areas of security, energy, and economic development. This cooperation has benefitted our two nations and the Central Asian region as a whole.
I am confident that our partnership will continue to benefit our countries and achieve success on issues of mutual interest and concern in the next year and beyond.
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