South and Central Asian Affairs: Countries and Other Areas
The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. diplomatic relations with these countries and geographic entities: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Information about South and Central Asian countries (including dependencies and areas of special sovereignty) is available through the links at left. The list is sorted alphabetically by short-form names. For long-form names, please refer to the Background Notes or see the list of Independent States of the World.