Washington, DC - The group will discuss the enduring U.S. commitment to the region as well as recent developments in Afghanistan with government officials in each of the capitals. Principal Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Laurel Miller will lead the interagency team to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, July 18-22.
Originating at the request of the governments of our Central Asian partners, these consultations have occurred annually for the past six years. Discussions will cover such topics as U.S-Afghanistan bilateral relations, recent political and economic developments in Afghanistan, security, and international assistance efforts.
The United States looks forward to collaborating with its Central Asian partners to address regional challenges and threats, and to continue our close partnership on security and stability.