Press Statement
Robert Wood
Deputy Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 1, 2009


Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C. Holbrooke will visit Pakistan June 3-5, and will be leading the delegation of U.S. officials from the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and Department of Defense. He is traveling at the request of President Obama and Secretary Clinton to assess the welfare of the people displaced by the security operations being carried out by Pakistani authorities against insurgent extremists. While in Pakistan, Ambassador Holbrooke will meet with internally displaced people and relief organizations, as well as with local and national Pakistani officials.



PRN: 2009/529