Grossman to stress US commitment to Pak, Afghanistan during South Asia trip

April 29th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Grossman to stress US commitment to Pak, Afghanistan during South Asia trip

Washington, April 29(ANI): US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman will emphasise Washington’s commitment to long-term partnerships with both nations during his visit to South Asia, the State Department has said.

Ambassador Grossman, who departed on April 27 for South Asia, will be visiting New Delhi, Kabul, Islamabad and Riyadh during his trip, and will participate in a number of routine consultations with his counterparts in the region.

“In his first trip to New Delhi as Special Representative, Ambassador Grossman will renew routine consultations in the region with a variety of senior government officials, the State Department said in a statement.

“In Kabul and Islamabad, Ambassador Grossman will meet with senior government officials, Parliamentarians, and representatives from civil society and local media,” it added.
In Pakistan, Ambassador Grossman will meet with the chairs of the US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue working groups to discuss the groundwork that is being laid for the next round of consultations.

The US envoy will meet with senior government officials in Riyadh.”In all of his meetings in the region, Ambassador Grossman will emphasize the U.S. commitment to long-term, enduring partnerships with both Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reaffirm Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s message in her February 18 speech to the Asia Society,” said the statement. (ANI)

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