(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
A US delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State for South
and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu will visit Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on May 23-27, a press release
of the US Department of State said on Sunday, Trend reports citing TASS .
Donald Lu 'will lead a U.S. delegation to Kyrgyz Republic,
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan May 23-27 to strengthen U.S.
relations with the region and advance collaborative efforts to
create a more connected, prosperous, and secure Central Asia,' the
release said. The delegation will also include representatives from
the Pentagon, the National Security Council, the International
Development Finance Corporation and USAID.
Within the framework of the trip, the delegation will meet with
senior officials of the above countries, their business leaders and
civil society. In Tajikistan, US-Tajikistan Annual Bilateral
Consultations will also be held 'to promote economic ties and
strengthen security cooperation,' it said.
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