Islamabad, Could 30, 2013 – U.S. Particular Consultant for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James Dobbins traveled to Pakistan Could 29-30, his first journey to the nation in his new capability. Ambassador Dobbins met with International Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, Chief of Military Employees Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, and President of the PML-N Nawaz Sharif.
Ambassador Dobbins spoke by telephone with President Asif Ali Zardari who was in Karachi.
Ambassador Dobbins supplied congratulations to the folks of Pakistan on the historic Could 11 elections and underscored the USA’ dedication to working with the subsequent democratically-elected authorities to construct a powerful, mutually useful bilateral relationship.
Throughout his engagements, Ambassador Dobbins and his interlocutors mentioned a variety of bilateral and regional points, together with advancing shared counterterrorism targets; growing financial alternative; strengthening civilian democracy and civil society; and supporting an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led reconciliation course of.