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NEWS | June 1, 2017

U.S. Central Command and Tajikistan review security cooperation

U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

On May 22-24, 2017, military officers from CENTCOM and the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Defense held the 2017 combined Tajikistan-U.S. consultative staff talks (CST).

Tampa, Fla. - U.S. Central Command representatives and military officers from the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Defense pose for a group photo during the 2017 combined U.S.-Tajikistan consultative staff talks (CST). The talks are an annual event held in Tampa, Florida designed to review the security cooperation progress of the previous year’s military-to-military events and finalize the coming years military-to-military planning between the two partners. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Tampa, Fla. - U.S. Central Command representatives and military officers from the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Defense pose for a group photo during the 2017 combined U.S.-Tajikistan consultative staff talks (CST). The talks are an annual event held in Tampa, Florida designed to review the security cooperation progress of the previous year’s military-to-military events and finalize the coming years military-to-military planning between the two partners. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Tampa, Fla. - U.S. Central Command representatives and military officers from the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Defense pose for a group photo during the 2017 combined U.S.-Tajikistan consultative staff talks (CST). The talks are an annual event held in Tampa, Florida designed to review the security cooperation progress of the previous year’s military-to-military events and finalize the coming years military-to-military planning between the two partners. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
U.S. Central Command and Tajikistan review security cooperation
Tampa, Fla. - U.S. Central Command representatives and military officers from the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Defense pose for a group photo during the 2017 combined U.S.-Tajikistan consultative staff talks (CST). The talks are an annual event held in Tampa, Florida designed to review the security cooperation progress of the previous year’s military-to-military events and finalize the coming years military-to-military planning between the two partners. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Photo By: Tom Gagnier
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The talks are an annual event held in Tampa, Florida designed to review the security cooperation progress of the previous year’s military-to-military events and finalize the 2018 military-to-military planning between the two partner nations.

This year’s CST capped another successful step forward in strengthening U.S.-Tajikistan military cooperation.

Topics of discussion included:

-Enhancement of counterterrorism.

-Countering violent extremism.

-Border security capabilities.

-Development and deployment of peacekeeping operations.

-Regional stability.

Gen-Maj Hushvakht Miravarov served as the head of the Tajik delegation this year.

Lines of U.S.-Tajikistan military cooperation consist of a robust exercise plan, tactical partnership exchanges for border security and peacekeeping, and a refined agreement on international military education and training.