On her first visit to this Central Asian nation as America’s top diplomat, Clinton was speaking with leaders of Kazakh women’s groups and holding a public "town hall" meeting with students and faculty at Eurasian University in the Kazakh capital.
On Wednesday she is scheduled to attend a summit meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the first top-level meeting of the 56-nation group in 11 years. Also expected to be attending are many heads of government and top foreign affairs officials from across Europe, including some mentioned in the leaked diplomatic documents.
Clinton’s trip was announced shortly after The New York Times and other newspapers began publishing stories Sunday based on the unauthorized release of hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, the online anti-secrecy group. Her trip had been planned much earlier.