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Special Representative Holbrooke in Islamabad, Pakistan

Richard Holbrooke
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan 
Islamabad, Pakistan
August 16, 2009


Excerpt from AP video from Special Representative Holbrooke's Press Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE HOLBROOKE: We shifted the focus deliberately and consciously today to the issue which every Pakistani tells me is on their minds more than any other - economy and above all energy. This is a country that is facing an energy crisis and we are concerned with more than just the western tribal areas, although those remain a central concern.

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE HOLBROOKE: People were very very worked up. Now there's much more breathing room but I stress, as the foreign Minister did, we all know the underlying problems are still to be dealt with but we're much better off today and we appear to be one less very bad person around, Baitullah Mehsud.


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