Taken Question
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 19, 2011


QUESTION: Please provide a readout of Under Secretary Otero’s digital video conference briefing on the Friends of Democratic Pakistan Water Sector Task Force.

ANSWER: Dr. John Briscoe of Harvard University briefed Under Secretary Maria Otero by digital video conference on October 18 on the preliminary findings and recommendations of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan’s Water Sector Task Force. The Under Secretary requested the briefing by Dr. Briscoe – who serves as the chair of the Task Force Steering Committee – in preparation for her scheduled November visit to Islamabad, when she will co-chair the Water Working Group under the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue.



PRN: 2011/1756