Holbrooke travelling to Europe for NATO meet
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 09, 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.


First Published: Saturday, October 09, 2010, 16:06

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