U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participates in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, left, and Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, right, on the sidelines of the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan, on July 8, 2012. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the July 8 Conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan, where she reaffirmed our enduring commitment to the Afghan people, met with Afghan civil society leaders, and joined the international community in supporting Afghanistan’s development needs.
Building on the decisions made in Bonn and Chicago, as well as the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement, the United… more »
Capitalizing on the opportunity afforded by the Tokyo Conference – which represents the culmination of a period of intensive engagement between Afghanistan and the international community – we convened the first ministerial-level Core Group meeting today. We reaffirmed that the purpose of the Core Group is to enhance cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the United States to support an Afghan peace and reconciliation process, and further affirmed that:
Afghanistan should be a peaceful, secure, stable, and prosperous nation living in a peaceful, secure, stable and prosperous region supported by enduring partnerships with the international community. Great effort and sacrifice by the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and the international community has decimated al-Qaida’s core leadership in the region, reducing the threat to international peace and security that led the international community to intervene in Afghanistan in 2001. Afghanistan should never again be a safe-haven from which al-Qaida or other terrorist groups threaten international peace and security. Read more: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/07/194680.htm.
State Department Spokesperson Toria Nuland responds to questions posed in English and Arabic during a Twitter Briefing at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]
Earlier this month, the Washington Post profiled Center Stage, one of the newest and most dynamic programs run by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Post blogger Jacqueline Trescott wrote:
“A new initiative called Center Stage will send artists from Pakistan, Indonesia, and Haiti across the United States to perform in 60 cities.
“The program kicks off June 19 with a musical sampling at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.… more »
Ambassador Marc Grossman, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, comments on U.S.-Pakistan relations in Islamabad, Pakistan on April 26, 2012. [Go to http://video.state.gov for more video and text transcript.]
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan on April 2-4, 2012. While in Pakistan, he met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After the meeting, Deputy Secretary Nides said, “We are committed to the people of Pakistan. And, we recognize how challenging this past year has been. And, I am heartened that we are working through our differences very constructively. Being here today proves that a sustained engagement is the most productive way forward and a hallmark of the way in which mature democracies operate. Too much is at stake for us to turn away from each other, so we must work through all of these challenges. The United States shares an interest in the stability and prosperity of Pakistan and the… more »
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a townterview in Islamabad, Pakistan on October 21. Watch the video live on www.state.gov and DipNote starting at 4:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, October 21, 2011.
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Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton participated in the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Summit (WES) meetings in San Francisco.
This AUSMIN ministerial marked the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-Australia Alliance. Secretary Clinton said, “…For 60 years now, each new global challenge has brought with it a new cause for cooperation with Australia and an ever stronger partnership grounded in our shared values.”
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About the Author: Robert Raines serves as Acting Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The United States and Pakistan reviewed progress on ongoing energy programs and recommitted themselves to pursuing practical solutions to Pakistan’s energy needs during the latest Pakistan-United States Energy Dialogue this week. Ambassador Carlos Pascual, U.S. Department of State Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs, joined Pakistani Minister of Water and Power Naveed Qamar to reaffirm the partnership. They met September 14-15 in Islamabad.
“As all Pakistanis know, reliable and affordable energy is critical to Pakistan’s prosperity. Without it, businesses can’t operate and families can’t light and cool their homes. Pakistan’s future depends on power,” Ambassador Pascual said at the opening of the Dialogue. “There are no quick fixes to this crisis, but the United States and international partners are willing to help. We will continue to support Pakistan in… more »