New U.S. Ambassador visits Tajik MFA

27/01/2016 11:11
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DUSHANBE, January 27, 2016, Asia-Plus – New U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan Elisabeth I. Millard yesterday presented copies of her credentials to the Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov.

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the two discussed state and prospects of further expansion of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the United States.

They also exchanged on a number of issues related to regional stability and providing security along the Tajik-Afghan border, the source said.

Ms. Elisabeth I. Millard was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to Tajikistan on December 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.  She replaced Susan M. Elliott, who was appointed the Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, United States European Command in November 2015

Ambassador Millard is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, holding the senior rank of Minister-Counselor.  She brings years of substantive knowledge and experience in South and Central Asia having served in India and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Kazakhstan, as well as several tours at the National Security Council, including as Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President for South and Central Asia.

Ambassador Millard joined the Foreign Service in 1992.  She also served in Casablanca, Copenhagen, Kathmandu, and Prague, and has held several domestic assignments.  Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Millard worked as a Project Coordinator for Delphi International, as a Project Specialist for USAID in New Delhi, and as a Banking Associate for Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company in Manama, Bahrain.

Ambassador Millard received a B.Sc. (Econ) in 1978 from the London School of Economics and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1981.  She has earned numerous Department of State performance awards. She speaks German, French, Swedish, Danish and some Russian.


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