Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 23, 2012

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman is traveling to Copenhagen, Ankara and Abu Dhabi from April 23 to April 25, 2012.

Ambassador Grossman is in Turkey, following a trip to Denmark, to continue consultations with senior officials on how the international community can best support a sustainable and sufficient Afghan National Security Forces in advance of the NATO summit in Chicago this May. Chicago will be a critical milestone in our effort in Afghanistan, as leaders come together to discuss transition within the Lisbon framework and the future of our support for Afghanistan and its security forces.

On April 24, Ambassador Grossman will travel to Abu Dhabi, UAE. There, he will take part in a meeting of the International Contact Group on Afghanistan on April 25.

PRN: 2012/626