ISLAMABAD: US special envoy to Afghanistan-Pakistan, Marc Grossman landed in Islamabad on Wednesday night in an effort to reboot ties between Pakistan and the US, reported Express News.
Meanwhile, US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters during the daily press briefing in Washington that the envoy would possibly take up some of the recommendations for a policy review listed out by the Parliament recently. “I think he’s open to working through the results of the parliamentary review with the Pakistani government,” she said.
“We had been waiting for that review to be concluded before we could fully re-engage. So this is our opportunity to do that.”
Former presidential hopeful and chairman of the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee Senator John Kerry is also expected to travel to Islamabad on April 29 to meet the country’s top civil and military leadership, an official told The Express Tribune.
He is due to meet opposition politicians and interact with the civil society in an attempt to convey a message that the US still considers Pakistan a key partner despite recent strains.
One official said that the influential US senator would likely offer a formal public apology on behalf of the Obama Administration over the Nato airstrikes on a Pakistani check post in November last year.