Clinton to visit Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

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Posted: Oct 21, 2011 5:09 AM
Clinton to visit Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

The State Department says U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Tajikistan (tah-JEEK'-ih-stahn) and Uzbekistan (ooz-behk-ih-STAHN') this weekend as she wraps up a Central Asian tour focused on securing and stabilizing Afghanistan.

After meetings in Pakistan on Friday, Clinton will travel to the Tajik capital of Dushanbe and then move on Saturday to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent (TAHSH'-kehnt), the department said. She returns to Washington on Sunday.

Clinton is making the visits to press for Afghanistan's full integration into the region as part of efforts to bring an end to the years of war there.