Uzbekistan's Capital Market Development Agency Director Atabek Nazirov talks to VOA's Navbahor Imamova about how he wants to build a new space for domestic capital and investment, and how the United States can support his country to succeed in its unprecedented journey.
Uzbekistan's Grand Mufti Usmankhan Alimov visited the U.S. for the first time this week, holding high-level talks at the White House, Congress and the State Department. Discussions evolved around the level of religious freedom in Uzbekistan, which continues to worry the human rights community.
The International Labor Organization's Director-General Guy Ryder recently visited Uzbekistan. He met President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and other high level officials and discussed how the country has been reforming to end forced labor in its cotton fields. Ryder talked exclusively to VOA in Tashkent.
Daniel Rosenblum, who has played a key role in Washington's policy toward Central Asia over the last few years, is set to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan. He recently testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Roger Kangas, dean of the Near East and South Asia Center at the National Defense University talked to Navbahor Imamova, VOA Uzbek, about what officials have been calling the new era of strategic partnership between Tashkent and Washington. How does such agreements work? What are the conditions for success?
How do presidential visits happen? Why should we care about official meetings? We talk to U.S. Ambassador Pamela Spratlen to Uzbekistan about who did well last week in Washington and who didn't. Also, what will be her legacy as America's top diplomat to a country in transition?
Lisa Curtis, Deputy Assistant to President Trump and Senior Director on South and Central Asia at the National Security Council in the White House discusses the factors behind the new strategic partnership with Uzbekistan, which leader just visited Washington. She talks to VOA's Navbahor Imamova.
Reforms are not easy, says Uzbekistan's Justice Minister Ruslanbek Davletov. Talking to VOA in Washington, Davletov shared some of the challenges in building a society based on justice and the rule of law. How can U.S. help? We got answers to several important questions.
Patricia Jurewics of Responsible Sourcing Network, which is a part of the Cotton Campaign, international coalition of rights and labor groups as well as businesses to end forced labor in Uzbekistan, talks to Navbahor Imamova of VOA Uzbek Service about why the pledge of this movement still matters.
Kirill Boychenko, coordinator of the Cotton Campaign, international coalition of rights and labor groups as well as investors and businesses to end forced labor in Uzbekistan, talks to VOA about reforms, challenges and opportunities. What would it take for Uzbekistan to fully eradicate forced labor?
Judy Gearhart of the International Labor Rights Forum, which is a part of the Cotton Campaign, coalition of human rights and labor groups as well as businesses to end forced labor in Uzbekistan, says that the next 2-3 years will be critical as the government puts its reform agenda into action.
The Cotton Campaign is an international coalition of human rights and labor groups as well as investors and businesses dedicated to end child labor and forced labor in cotton production in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. As the coalition marks its 10 years, reforms are underway in Uzbekistan.