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Richard Olson, Peter Lavoy arrive in Pakistan

Richard Olson, Peter Lavoy arrive in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Two top-level American government officials sent by the Obama administration to hold talks with Pakistan, arrived in Islamabad today.

The five-member delegation is led by Peter Lavoy, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for South Asian Affairs. Richard Olson, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will also be part of the delegation that holds meetings with the Pakistani leadership.

The two will meet with Pakistan’s civil and military leadership to discuss the Afghanistan reconciliation process, regional stability as well as Pak-USA ties.

Relations between the USA and Pakistan deteriorated after an American drone strike on May 21st killed Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour. Pakistan termed the drone strike as an attack on it sovereignty and said that it had negatively affected Pak-USA trust.

During their visit, the delegation is expected to meet Foreign Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz. They are also expected to hold meetings with Nasir Khan Janjua, Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.

Courtesy : TheNews



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