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PublishDate: Thursday, February 28, 2013 11:32

U.S. Delegation in Tajikistan to discuss developments in Afghanistan

The main purpose of the visit is for the U.S. delegation to discuss developments in Afghanistan with Tajik officials.

A United States Government delegation led by Lynne Tracy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and David Sedney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia is in Dushanbe on a working visit, the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe said.

The U.S. delegation that arrived in the Tajik capital on February 27 also includes Ambassador James Warlick, Department of State Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Major General Lawrence Nicholson, Deputy Chief of Staff to ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Joint Command.

The main purpose of the visit is for the U.S. delegation to discuss developments in Afghanistan with Tajik officials.

Meanwhile, Russian news agency, Itar-Tass, reports that the U.S. Government sees no terrorist threat in Central Asia after the planned U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan in 2014. Itar-Tass reported that referrin

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