The US announced new assistance programmes for the countries of Central Asia

The US announced new assistance programmes for the countries of Central Asia


The U.S. is planning a multi-year programme to improve the competitiveness of the economies of Central Asia, involving the introduction of new technologies and training workers.

WASHINGTON, 1 Nov. Dmitry Zlatarev. The U.S. government has announced a number of new programmes to assist the countries of Central Asia, is spoken in the message of Department on the outcome of Sunday in Samarkand meeting of the heads of diplomatic missions of the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Speech, in particular, is a “multi-year programme to improve the competitiveness of the economies of Central Asia”. In the framework of “plan to expand the export in the priority sectors of the vegetable production and transport for the purpose of obtaining access to foreign markets, including Afghanistan and Pakistan.” This implies the introduction of new technologies and training workers “for production at the international level, establishing contacts with potential buyers and suppliers on a long term basis”.

The US also “has committed to hold six meetings in the framework of the Central Asian trade forum”. The state Department noted that the fifth such forum was recently held by the United States in Kazakhstan.

Also it comes to programs related to climate change and improve water supply, the development of a number of cultural and educational programs, including English language.

Along with this, Washington has pledged to support the program “American University in Central Asia until the year 2018”. As stated, 2002 was allocated $ 30 million.

According to the state Department, since declaring independence in 1991, the countries of Central Asia “, the U.S. has provided to its partners in the region total about $ 8.8 billion in assistance programmes”.