Blinken wraps up Central Asia tour before G20 talks in India


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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a meeting with Uzbekistan Acting Foreign Minister Bakhtiyor Saidov at the National Library in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. (Olivier Douliery/Pool Photo via AP) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is wrapping up a brief tour of Central Asia in Uzbekistan before heading to India for what is expected to be a contentious Ukraine-dominated meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of 20. Blinken met Wednesday in Tashkent with senior Uzbek officials a day after warning his counterparts from all five Central Asian nations about the dangers posed by Russia’s invasion...