ISLAMABAD: Tariq Fatemi, special assistant to the prime minister on foreign affairs, will visit the United States (US) to hold meetings regarding bilateral relations with senior officials in the state department, defence department and the White House, according to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.
Fatemi is expected to be in the US from July 21 to July 28.
Meetings with prominent congressmen and senators who belong to the Foreign Affairs Committees of both Houses have also been scheduled by the Pakistan Embassy. The meetings will be focused on the topic of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the arena of foreign policy.
Fatemi will also participate in a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) debate in New York on July 28, on “United Nations Peacekeeping: Regional Partnership and its Evolution”. The topic is of great interest to Pakistan, as it is one of the largest troop contributing countries.
He will address scholars, researchers and policy planners at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University, on Pakistan’s foreign policy and its relations with the US in the context of evolving situation in the region.
Fatemi’s engagements will also include interaction with reporters of important international and local media houses, who are keen on receiving first-hand information about Pakistan’s focused military operation in North Waziristan against terrorist networks.