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Special Representative Grossman Highlights Work Together with Pakistan on Shared Issues

Islamabad: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to a long-term, enduring partnership with Pakistan and its people in Islamabad today.

“We agreed that we can continue, in a systematic way, to find shared issues that we share with Pakistan – and there are many – and act jointly on them,” Grossman said after meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar.

During his one-day visit Ambassador Grossman met with senior Pakistani government officials including President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, General Ashfaq Kayani, and Foreign Minister Khar.

Ambassador Grossman noted that his travel, which has included stops in Central Asia, China, India and Turkey, stressed the need for the international community to work together to support a stable, secure Afghanistan inside a stable, secure region. He also noted that the relationship between the United States and Pakistan is important for both countries.

Ambassador Marc Grossman was appointed the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on February 22, 2011. This is his fifth visit to Pakistan.

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