The 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.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland (June 2): "This is a region not just at a geographic crossroads, but also at the crossroads of global economic and strategic trends. In the year since Assistant Secretary Biswal spoke to you, we have seen some important developments throughout the region." Full Text»
Assistant Secretary Biswal (May 12): "We have four priority areas, which involve supporting the creation of a regional energy market, the development of trading systems and transport corridors, the streamlining of customs and border processes, and the networking of people and businesses." Full Text»
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