Qureshi-Clinton to announce outcome of Pak-US strategic dialogue next month

June 8th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 8(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet on July 21 to announce the conclusion of the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue.

During the meet, both leaders are likely to announce the final outcome of discussions held between the working groups formed under the Pak-US Dialogue process.

Pakistan and the U.S. had earlier agreed to form different working groups to discuss cooperation in various sectors.

When contacted, Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul Basit said that Islamabad was stressing the need for more cooperation in the fields of energy, science and technology, education, health and defence during the meetings, The Daily Times reports.

Basit also said that both countries have already agreed to develop more educational institutes in Pakistan, while the Ministry of Education will soon table its final recommendations.Meanwhile, a US Embassy spokesman confirmed that Clinton would visit Pakistan along with an official delegation next month.

Her delegation would include U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Federal Secretary for Science and Technology K.B. Rind and Higher Education Commission Executive Director Dr. Sohail Naqvi. (ANI)

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