Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 31, 2011


Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs María Otero will travel to Pakistan on October 31 to lead the U.S. delegation to the 4th Working Group Meeting of the U.S.-Pakistan Water Dialogue. The purpose of the dialogue is to develop and agree upon actions that promote water security in response to the needs of the Pakistani people. The meetings will include technical experts from both governments and include representatives from each of the Pakistani provinces. Additionally, she will meet with senior national and provincial government officials, civil society representatives, and youth leaders to discuss topics related to civilian security, water, health, rule of law, human rights, refugees, and the growing role of youth in Pakistan.



PRN: 2011/1842