Hillary highlights Afghan security, human rights

Last Updated: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 14:39

Dushanbe: US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Afghanistan`s Central Asian neighbours to play a role in securing and rebuilding the war-torn nation. She`s also pressing authorities in the region on human rights.

Hillary told an audience in Tajikistan on Saturday that Afghanistan`s reintegration into the regional economy would be critical to its recovery as well as improving conditions in surrounding countries.

She says that historically Afghanistan has been a place where many different nations have vied for power and influence.

Hillary also says she will raise the issue of human rights when she meets with leaders in the region.

Hillary is visiting Tajikistan and Uzbekistan this weekend as she wraps up a South and Central Asia tour focused on securing and stabilising Afghanistan.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 08:53

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