A Guide to the United States’ History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Uzbekistan

Historical Overview

U.S. relations with Uzbekistan began in 1991 following the break-up of the Soviet Union. The Uzbekistan government briefly joined the United States as an ally in the War on Terror.

Modern Flag of Uzbekistan


U.S. Recognition of Uzbekistan, 1991.

The United States recognized Uzbekistan’s independence on December 25, 1991, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in an address to the nation regarding the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Uzbekistan previously had been a constituent republic of the USSR.

Consular Presence

Diplomatic Relations

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, 1992.

Diplomatic relations were established on February 19, 1992, when President George H.W. Bush announced the decision in a press statement.

Establishment of the American Embassy in Tashkent, 1992.

The American Embassy in Tashkent was established March 16, 1992, with Michael Mozur as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.


  • Department of State Country Fact Sheet: Uzbekistan
  • Department of State Country Information: Uzbekistan
  • Library of Congress Country Study: Uzbekistan