Ambassador Grossman departed on April 27 for travel to New Delhi, Kabul, Islamabad and Riyadh. The Special Representative will participate in a number of routine consultations with his counterparts in the region.
In his first trip to New Delhi as Special Representative, Ambassador Grossman will renew routine consultations in the region with a variety of senior government officials. In Kabul and Islamabad, Ambassador Grossman will meet with senior government officials, Parliamentarians, and representatives from civil society and local media. Ambassador Grossman will meet in Pakistan with the chairs of the U.S.–Pakistan Strategic Dialogue working groups to discuss the groundwork that is being laid for the next round of consultations. In Riyadh, Ambassador Grossman will also meet with senior government officials.
In all of his meetings in the region, Ambassador Grossman will emphasize the U.S. commitment to long-term, enduring partnerships with both Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reaffirm Secretary Clinton’s message in her February 18 speech to the Asia Society.