The US decided to place a base in Tajikistan, but then withdrew from the decision. Fortunately, the Tajikistan community rose from the issue. Rumsfeld expressed that the US owed the country for their decision and as a result, Rumsfeld sent a check of 12 million dollars 3 months later. The highlight of the panel was Huddle’s anecdote of how he was able to raise the 12 million dollars in Tajikistan.
Moderator: Vladimir Fedrenko, research Fellow, Rethink Institute
Panelists: Farhod Salim, Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Tajikistan
Prof. Michael J.G. Cain, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Amirjon Ubaidulloev, Representative of Tajikistan from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
Daniel Rosenblum, Coordinator of US Assistance to Europe and Eurasia, State Department, “It is Important to exchange view and promote platform for the future.”
Franklin Huddle, Former US Ambassador to Tajikistan, “The smaller is the better, as you can provide energy to those who are in most need.”
Organized by the Turkic American Alliance in cooperation with the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON) and the Rethink Institute – the 2013 Turkic American Convention, will be held on Wednesday, March 12-13 at JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. This year leading policy makers from several countries such as, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will discuss issues focused on energy, trade and development. Read more…