ANCHORAGE - Sen. Mark Begich has reported back from South Asia.
Begich has spent several days in Afghanistan meeting with that country's leadership and with U.S. troops.
He said Monday that he is encouraged the country is on the road toward security and stability.
The senator talked to Alaska reporters via teleconference from South Asia.
Begich is traveling with four other U.S. senators. The Senate delegation left Washington, D.C. late Thursday for Afghanistan and other countries in the region. It returns to Washington Wednesday.