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Hillary to visit Pakistan next week

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 10:25

Islamabad: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Pakistan next week as part of a tour of Muslim countries deeply engaged by Washington, according to a news report attributed to diplomatic sources.

During the tour, Hillary is scheduled to hold talks with leaders of the National Transition Council (NTC) in Libya, and with the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan, The News quoted sources, as saying.

The US Secretary of State’s diplomatic sweep could possibly also include Iraq as well, the sources added.

Hillary is expected to arrive in Islamabad mid-week and stay for one day.

During the visit, she is scheduled to deliver what the sources described as an “Af-Pak policy statement” in an address to Pakistani defence and strategic affairs analysts.

The sources speculated that, as has often been the practice of the Obama administration, Hillary may also deliver a letter from US President Barack Obama to his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari.


First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 10:25
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