Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Tajikistan and the Russian Federation

Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 26, 2010

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will travel to Dushanbe, Tajikistan August 31-September 1, and Moscow, the Russian Federation September 1-3, 2010.

In Tajikistan, Assistant Secretary Blake will conduct a six-month review of the annual bilateral consultations with the Government of Tajikistan, and meet with government officials and civil society representatives.

In Russia, Assistant Secretary Blake will meet with his counterparts in the Foreign Ministry and other government officials to discuss issues of common interest.

PRN: 2010/1157