Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Alice G. Wells, 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.
I finished an excellent set of meetings with Prime Minister Modi, Foreign Minister Jaishankar, and other officials. We didn’t just talk about bilateral relations; we also talked about what I’ll call a new age of ambition, the new age of ambition for our two proud nations.Read the Secretary's Remarks