Holbrooke travelling to Europe for NATO meet

Last Updated: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 16:06

Washington: Special US Representative for
Af-Pak region, Richard Holbrooke is to undertake a 10-day
visit to European capitals for routine consultations with
partners and allies and attend a NATO ministerial meet.

He will be visiting, Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Rome
to continue his regular and ongoing consultations with
partners and allies and attend the NATO Ministerial meet,
Friends of Democratic Pakistan and International Contact Group
meetings.

"The agenda includes a look-ahead to the Lisbon NATO
Summit and a status update from the Government of Afghanistan
on implementation of the "Kabul Process" agreed upon at the
London and Kabul Conferences," the State Department said.

In Berlin, Holbrooke will meet with Deputy National
Security Advisor Rolf Nikel, and his counterpart, as well as
participate in a town hall event jointly sponsored by US
Embassy Berlin and the American Academy in Berlin.

In Paris he will meet with French government
officials, the State Department said in a statement.

In Brussels he will join Secretary Clinton at the NATO
Ministerial and participate in the Friends of Democratic
Pakistan (FODP) meeting, which will focus international
support on Pakistani reform efforts in vital sectors like
power and water, as well as joint Pakistani-international
planning for post-flood reconstruction, the statement said.

In Rome he will attend the International Contact Group
meeting, which will bring together over 30 Special
Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAPs),
including over 10 from Organisation of the Islamic Conference
(OIC) member states.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 16:06

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