Pak, Afghan teams to visit Washington for NATO strategy review talksFebruary 19th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): Delegations from Pakistan and Afghanistan are due to arrive in Washington next week to conduct a strategic review of the Afghan war effort and to fine tune the Obam administrations policy toward Pakistan and the region. The foreign ministers of the two countries will head the delegations and they will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and special envoy Richard C. Holbrooke, among others.
Holbrooke, who set up the visits during a tour of the region last week, said Wednesday that the administration expected two things from the meetings.
“One, a sense of both countries that they are participating actively in shaping our strategy toward their countries, that it’’s not just a unilateral dictat. Secondly, ” he said, “to stimulate them to do similar strategic thinking,” the Washington Post reported. (ANI)
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