Serial No. 109-186: U.S. Policy in Central Asia: Balancing Priorities (Part II), Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia of the Commitee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 26, 2006 [open pdf - 906KB]
This is the April 26, 2006 hearing titled "U.S. Policy in Central Asia: Balancing Priorities (Part II)" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia. From the opening statement of Richard A. Boucher: "This region is very strategically important to the United States. We are looking to support the development of fully sovereign, democratic and prosperous nations in Central Asia who cooperate with the United States and cooperate with one another to advance regional security and stability. The strategy rests on three integrated pillars: Security cooperation, commercial economic and energy interests, and political and economic reform. We see the three pillars as mutually reinforcing. General stability, in our view, requires a process of democratic change, and stability, in turn, provides for economic develop and prosperity. Thus we are determined to pursue all three sets of interests in a balanced way." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thaddeus McCotter, Richard A. Boucher, Drew W. Luten, James MacDougall, Elizabeth Dugan, Martha Brill Olcott, and Paula Schriefer.
Serial No. 109-186
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