The FSVC team meeting with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Tajikistan (left) and the National Bank of Tajikistan (right).
FSVC President and CEO J. Andrew Spindler and FSVC Managing Director Charles Kilbourne recently had a successful visit to Dushanbe, Tajikistan where they were joined by FSVC’s Country Director Dilshod Fathullo.
The group was received by two Deputy Ministers of Finance, Yusuf Majidi and Gulmurodzoda Karim, at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Tajikistan to discuss FSVC’s assistance to strengthen the country’s debt management and efforts to meet international standards set by the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI).
Additionally, the team met with the National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT), the central bank, where Deputy Governor Gulbahor Naziri and a contingent of NBT department heads thanked FSVC for the assistance to date, which has focused on AML/CFT capacity-building, among other topics.
They also had a meeting with U.S. Ambassador John Pommersheim, his Deputy Chief of Mission, and the Embassy’s Economic Team. They all expressed strong support for FSVC’s work.
FSVC operates three programs in Tajikistan, all funded by the U.S. Department of State, and the meetings demonstrated that FSVC is playing a vital role there that is valued by their Tajik counterparts as well as the State Department.