Clinton to visit Pakistan for ‘strategic’ talks

Clinton to covey the US government's views on the way forward with Pakistan.

Afp May 17, 2011


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will visit Pakistan for “strategic” talks following the US raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but no date has been set, a spokesman said.

Clinton “does plan to visit Pakistan in order to have an in-depth strategic discussion about our cooperation and to convey the US government’s views on the way forward with Pakistan,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. “She’ll go when she can have those discussions in the right context and with the right preparation,” Toner told reporters. In the past 24 hours, he added, Clinton spoke about her travel plans and other subjects with President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, and Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2011.


Hamid Javaid | 10 years ago | Reply Friend of Pakistan is coming who in last visit quoted that Pakistan future is bright. Nato, US and Afghan supported incursion of Dir is a clear sign of bright future. Mr. president, prime minister and General sb "have courage and do take up the matter when she deliver another charismatic speech to the people of Pakistan".
Cautious | 10 years ago | Reply I suspect Hillary is coming for a face to face response to the questions/demands that John Kerry left with Pakistan's political and military leadership. Unlike her husband I think this lady has some inner steel and this meeting won't be about doublespeak or wordplay - just truth and consequences.
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