Trip aims to "encourage progress"
on political, human-rights efforts
By Tim Receveur, Washington File
Washington - U.S. Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice will visit Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and
Tajikistan October 10-13 to "encourage progress" on political, economic,
security and human-rights efforts in the region, the State Department announced.
Her trip closely follows a visit to the
region by Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried September 26-30. (See
related article). It comes as votes still are being counted for Afghanistan's