US to always support territorial integrity of Central Asian countries - State Department
Astana, Kazakhstan, Feb.10
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The US will always support the territorial integrity and independence of each country in Central Asia, said the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum during a telephone press conference Feb.10.
"We will support the independence, as well as sovereignty and territorial integrity of each Central Asian country as before," said Rosenblum.
He said that the US plans to expand cooperation with the countries of the region in security sphere.
"We do not want to see the countries of Central Asia as a haven for terrorists," said a spokesman for the US State Department. "We are for the expansion of our cooperation in security, as well as confronting such transnational threats as terrorism, drug trafficking and "Islamic state."
He said that stability in Central Asia, the countries of which "are bordering very large and important countries, with which the United States has important and complex relationships" is very important for the US.
At the same time, Rosenblum said that the United States does not claim exclusivity in terms of political and economic priorities.
"We do not demand that the Central Asian countries only interact with the United States," said the representative of the State Department.
Daniel Rosenblum was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia in July 2014. Prior to that, he worked coordinator for foreign aid of the United States and was in charge of the issues of Central Asia and other countries.
Edited by CN