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Acting US Special Representative for AfPak visits Pakistan

April 22, 2013

ISLAMABAD:A United States delegation led by Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan David D. Pearce visited Pakistan on April 21-22.

The visiting delegation comprised Ambassador David Pearce, Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Lieutenant General (Retired) Dagulas Lute, Special Assistant to the President on Afghanistan and Pakistan; Dr Peter Lavoy, Principal Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and Ambassador Richard Olson, according to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The US delegation met with Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to discuss ways in which the United States and Pakistan can continue to work together to advance the Afghan-led reconciliation process, and contribute to a secure, stable, and prosperous future for the region.

During his visit, Ambassador Pearce reiterated US support to Pakistan’s democratic process, stating, “The United States looks forward to timely, transparent, free, and fair elections in Pakistan on May 11.

We are committed to continuing to build our bilateral partnership with the government and the leadership elected by the voters.”