Ambassador Holbrooke will travel to Berlin, Paris, Brussels and Rome from October 9-19, 2010. On this trip Ambassador Holbrooke will continue his regular and ongoing consultations with partners and allies and attend the NATO Ministerial, Friends of Democratic Pakistan and International Contact Group meetings.
In Berlin, Ambassador Holbrooke will meet with Deputy National Security Advisor Rolf Nikel, and his SRAP counterpart Ambassador Steiner, as well as participate in a town hall event jointly sponsored by U.S. Embassy Berlin and the American Academy in Berlin.
In Paris he will meet with French Government officials.
In Brussels he will join Secretary Clinton at the NATO Ministerial and participate in the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FODP) meeting, which will focus international support on Pakistani reform efforts in vital sectors like power and water, as well as joint Pakistani-international planning for post-flood reconstruction.
In Rome he will attend the International Contact Group meeting, which will bring together over 30 Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAPs), including over 10 from Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) member states. The agenda includes a look-ahead to the Lisbon NATO Summit and a status update from the Government of Afghanistan on implementation of the “Kabul Process” agreed upon at the London and Kabul Conferences.