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Assistant Secretaries of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
Name: James P. Covey
State of Residency: District of Columbia
Foreign Service officer
Note: Nomination not acted upon by the Senate. Edward P. Djerejian served as Acting Assistant Secretary, Aug 24, 1992-Mar 30, 1993.

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
Name: Robin Lynn Raphel
State of Residency: Washington
Foreign Service officer
Appointment: Aug 2, 1993
Entry on Duty: Aug 6, 1993
Termination of Appointment: Jun 27, 1997

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs
Name: Karl Frederick Inderfutrh
State of Residency: North Carolina
Non-career appointee
Appointment: Aug 1, 1997
Entry on Duty: Aug 4, 1997
Termination of Appointment: Jan 19, 2001

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
Name: Christina B. Rocca
State of Residency: Virginia
Non-career appointee
Appointment: May 31, 2001
Entry on Duty: Jun 1, 2001
Termination of Appointment: Feb. 17, 2006

Title: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
Name: Richard A. Boucher
State of Residency: New York
Career
Appointment: Feb. 17, 2006
Entry on Duty: Feb. 21, 2006
Termination of Appointment:


Creation of Position: Section 122 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (P.L. 102-138; 105 Stat. 658) authorized the appointment of an Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs on October 28, 1991. The Bureau of South Asian Affairs was established Aug 24, 1992, and is responsible for relations with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldive Islands.


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