Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 20, 2013


Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador David Pearce will travel to Islamabad, Kabul, Brussels, and Almaty April 21-26.

In Islamabad, Ambassador Pearce will hold meetings with senior Government of Pakistan officials to discuss ways in which United States and Pakistan can continue to work together to advance our bilateral goals and affirm how both our countries can contribute to a secure, stable, and prosperous future for the region.

In Kabul, Ambassador Pearce will meet with Afghan leaders to discuss our continued support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process as the surest way to end violence and ensure lasting stability in Afghanistan and the broader region. They will also discuss Afghanistan’s elections, bilateral security cooperation, and other issues related to the Strategic Partnership Agreement.

From Kabul, Ambassador Pearce will travel to Brussels from April 23-24 to accompany Secretary Kerry for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and have other bilateral meetings. Please click here for further information.

Ambassador Pearce will then travel to Almaty on April 25 to accompany Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns as part of the U.S. delegation to the “Heart of Asia” Conference. Please click here for additional information about this conference.



PRN: 2013/0450