Tampa, Fla., –
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).
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.
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.