Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on Senior Administration Official Travel to Uzbekistan

The White House

This week, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall will lead a U.S. delegation to a high-level international conference promoting prosperity, security, and regional connectivity between Central and South Asia in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. While in Uzbekistan, she will meet with leaders from across the region to discuss opportunities to bolster regional economic development, enhance stability, and strengthen American partnerships. U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will join the delegation for diplomatic engagements with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan and with leaders from the C-5 and other regional countries to discuss how to promote peace, security, and development in Afghanistan, and advance shared regional security interests, including counterterrorism cooperation.

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