The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin yesterday had telephone conversation with the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale.    

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the parties discussed the bilateral relations between Tajikistan and the United States in political and economic spheres, cooperation within the framework of USAID programs, as well as joint efforts to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Muhriddin and Hale reportedly also exchanged views on the development of regional and international cooperation.

David Maclain Hale (born 1961) is a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer, currently serving as the United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Hale joined the Foreign Service in 1985.  He served at the United States missions to Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Nations.  In Washington, Hale was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Israel, Egypt and the Levant and Director for Israel-Palestinian Affairs.  He held several staff posts.