Obama to hold Af-Pak situation room meeting

US President Barack Obama will hold his monthly meeting on Thursday on the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with top officials and security advisers.

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 11:56 AM IST

Washington: US President Barack Obama will hold his monthly meeting on Thursday on the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan with top officials and security advisers.

This would be his first Af-Pak situation room meeting of the year in which the US is scheduled to start the drawdown of its troops from Afghanistan.

To be chaired by Obama, the meeting would be attended by the Vice President Joe Biden, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Defence Secretary Robert Gates, the National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, the CIA Chief Leon Panetta, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff and James Clapper, Director of National
Intelligence.

Raj Shah, Administrator, USAID; Karl Eikenberry Ambassador to Afghanistan; Cameron Munter, Ambassador to Pakistan; General David Petraeus, Commander, ISAF would attend the meeting through video conferencing.

PTI