Washington: As part of President Barack
Obama`s effort to smoothen relationship with Islamabad following the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mark Grossman
has left for a tour of the region.
This is his second visit to the region in less than a
Besides Pakistan, Grossman would also travel to
Afghanistan and four Central Asian nations of Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan during his visit.
"Ambassador Grossman departs on May 17 for travel to
Astana, Bishkek, Tashkent, Dushanbe, Islamabad and Kabul," the
State Department said in a statement.
Grossman would be meet senior government officials in
each nation and reaffirm the Af-Pak policy of the Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton, the statement said.