18:02 / 12.06.2021
First USAID Mission Director Mikaela Meredith arrives in Uzbekistan

Mikaela Meredith became the first director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Uzbekistan.

On June 10, Mikaela Meredith assumed her duties as the first Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Uzbekistan.

The US Embassy in Uzbekistan reported about it.

As Dunyo IA reports, On June 10, Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Javlon Vakhabov, also attended the traditional swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed USAID Resident Mission Director in Uzbekistan Mikaela Meredith.

Michaela Meredith has 25 years of experience in the USAID system. She led USAID missions in Azerbaijan and Albania.

Mikaela Meredith, who took the oath as the head of USAID in the country, thanked her for the high confidence placed in her and expressed her readiness to realize new opportunities arising from the expansion of cooperation between the United States and Uzbekistan.

“We will support the President’s reform program and strengthen our potential to become a worthy development partner for Uzbekistan,” the head of the mission said.

According to her, in the near future it is planned to adopt a program document for the USAID mission in Uzbekistan, which will reflect the priorities of the mission for the next few years in the field of economic development, trade, education and health, renewable energy, safe migration and combating human trafficking.

It should be recalled that in October 2020, the US government announced the opening of a full-fledged mission in Uzbekistan to support a large-scale program of economic, political and social reforms in the country.