The US Particular Consultant for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador James F. Dobbins, met with Pakistani leaders on December 3, 2013 in Islamabad. He met with Advisor to the Prime Minister for International Coverage and Nationwide Safety Sartaj Aziz and the Minister of Inside Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, amongst different officers. Dobbins’ go to is a continuation of our bilateral engagement with Pakistan as the US stays dedicated to fostering peace, safety, and financial development within the area.
Dobbins additionally mentioned a variety of parts of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, which was re-energized through the go to of Secretary of State John Kerry to Pakistan in August and reaffirmed by Prime Minister Sharif and President Obama in October 2013. Three working teams beneath this Strategic Dialogue have met thus far: The Power Working Group met in Washington, D.C. on November 12; the Protection Consultative Group met in Washington, D.C. on November 21-22, and the Safety, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation Working Group met in Islamabad on November 21, 2013. The Economics and Finance and the Legislation Enforcement and Counterterrorism working teams are anticipated to satisfy within the coming months, culminating in a Strategic Dialogue Ministerial assembly in early 2014.