Tajik ambassador comes to UVSC

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Abdujabbor Shirinov, ambassador of Tajikistan to the United States, will speak at UVSC Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. in LA107 as part of the ambassador lecture series.

"Ambassador Shirinow will speak on economic opportunities in his country," said Maryna Storrs, coordinator of international affairs at UVSC. "He’ll also speak on his country’s role in Central Asia and the Tajikistan government’s relationship with the United States."

Shirinov has held positions as department head at Tajik State University, director of the settlement department of the National Bank, first deputy chairman of the executive board of the Joint-Stock Commerce Agro-Industrial Investment Bank, first deputy chairman of the National Bank, chair of the committee for State Financial Control and first deputy director of the Agency for State Finance Control and the Struggle Against Corruption.

He was appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentionary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States Feb. 1, 2007.

The lecture will be presented to UVSC comparative politics class, but the public is welcome to attend, subject to available seating.

A reception to honor Ambassador Shirinov will be held that evening at 6 p.m. on UVSC campus. The reception is by invitation only.