Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
|Assistant Secretary Blake: "Central Asia is a region of significant importance to U.S. national interests. Recognizing the uniqueness of each of the five Central Asian nations and their sovereignty and independence, U.S. policy supports the development of fully sovereign, stable democratic nations, integrated into the world economy and cooperating with one another, the United States, and our partners, to advance regional security and stability."|
Deputy Secretary Burns (May 10): "I'm proud to have worked over two American administrations with some very capable Indian colleagues to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and India ... With strong support across political party lines in both of our countries, we have come a long way together in a relatively short time." Full Text» Assistant Secretary Blake's Remarks»