Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, headed by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dean Thompson, 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. Through diplomacy, advocacy, assistance, and learning from the past we advance the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. We execute our Mission by cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and fair working environment that supports and empowers “our people,” from all backgrounds, identity, and thought.
On June 30, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale chaired the C5+1 High Level Dialogue. The C5+1 platform is based on the principle that regional interconnectivity and close coordination and cooperation between the countries of Central Asia and the United States serve our […]Read more