Washington, 22 March 2022 (TDI): Uzra Zeya, the Secretary for Civilian Security, Human Rights and Democracy of the US, is all set to travel from 21 March to 30 March 2022 to UAE, Tunisia, and Pakistan.

Her tour started from Pakistan where she attended the 48th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. She is also leading the US delegation and will meet with senior government officials, members of civil society, and international organizations.

Some of her engagements in Pakistan include addressing Pakistan’s efforts on welcoming Afghan refugees, their role in condemning Russia for the unprovoked attack, the development of regional security, and celebrating the 75th anniversary of bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.

Regarding OIC, the Under Secretary addressed the ways of aiding Afghanistan amidst the humanitarian crisis. She also advocated for human rights and democracy along with discussing the ties between the United States and the OIC members.

Second, she will travel to Tunisia where she will meet up with senior government officials to discuss inclusive political and economic reforms, protecting human rights, and the integral role civil society plays in a strong democracy.

She will also have conversations with organizations, defenders of human rights, and members of the civil society that can brief her on the opportunities and issues of Tunisia. They will also look at matters relating to the economic sector which is suffering due to the Russian war.

Lastly, the final stop for the Secretary’s tour would be in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. This will be from 27 March to 29. In this trip to UAE, she will join the Emirati officials to shed light upon the Abraham accords’ implementation.

Moreover, she will also discuss the situation of war in Syria along with Yemen. Views composing the importance of regional security and human rights will be pondered upon. See more here.