Daines Announces Bipartisan Central Asia Caucus

U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today announced the formation of the Senate Central Asia Caucus. The Caucus will focus on strengthening the United States’ relationship with allies in Central Asia, increasing trade and investment and supporting regional stability and security as Central Asia becomes increasingly vulnerable to the influence of Russia, China and Iran.

“Now more than ever it’s critical we strengthen our relationship with dependable allies in Central Asia. After spending extensive time in the region meeting with leaders and as our adversaries grow emboldened, Senator Peters and I look forward to working together to improve trade relations, boost agricultural developments, address human trafficking and migration concerns and increase national security partnerships,” Daines said.

Daines announced the formation of the Caucus at Uzbekistan Day on Capitol Hill today. Watch Daines’ remarks HERE.

Senator Gary Peters (D-Mich.) is joining Daines in launching the Caucus.