"A national referendum that would replace the presidential elections guaranteed by Kazakhstan's constitution, would be a setback."
Governor Taseer was known for speaking out on behalf of women and religious minorities.
"The United States has made empowering women and girls a cornerstone of our foreign policy."
USAID will be the lead agency for the Presidential initiative on food security, known as Feed the Future.
Mobile Obstetrics Medics project provides reproductive health care to displaced Burmese.
Top officials of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India signed an agreement to build a major gas pipeline from Turkmenistan.