Hillary will announce plans to visit Pakistan: Kerry

Kerry said Pak had "recommitted to work against common threat of terrorism".

Updated: May 16, 2011, 19:12 PM IST

Islamabad: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to announce plans to visit Pakistan, Senator John Kerry said on Monday during a visit to Islamabad designed to ease distrust after US troops killed Osama bin Laden.
Kerry said Pakistan had "recommitted to find more ways to work against the common threat of terrorism" and to increase cooperation on intelligence sharing and operations to "defeat the enemies that we face".
"Later this week, two senior United States government officials will arrive in Islamabad to work on the details," of "these initial steps," he said in a televised statement.

He then added: "Secretary of State Clinton will soon announce plans to visit Pakistan to develop new trust."

"This relationship is not only about the threats that we face, it`s about partnership with the people of Pakistan," Kerry said.

Bureau Report