Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

Read more

FOCUS

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

Read more

ENCORE!

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

Read more

Americas

Special envoy Holbrooke in Pakistan for talks

Latest update : 2009-07-22

US special envoy Richard Holbrooke is currently in Pakistan on a trip set to focus on the plight of people displaced by recent fighting and reconstruction issues. After Pakistan, Holbrooke is scheduled to head to Afghanistan.

AFP - US special envoy Richard Holbrooke left Tuesday to head for Pakistan and Afghanistan on a trip set to focus on the plight of internal refugees, a White House spokesman said.
   
"Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke is traveling to Pakistan July 21 through 23 and then subsequently to Afghanistan," spokesman Robert Gibbs said.
   
"We're still trying to work through his schedule in Afghanistan and to a couple of the other stops, and we'll get that information to you soon as we have it available."
   
During his stay in Islamabad, Holbrooke would "focus on a range of economic and security issues, in particular, the situation of the internal refugees and reconstruction plans for their return to their home."
   
He plans to hold talks with Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, as well as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, army chief General Ashfaq Kayani, the head of the intelligence services General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.
   
Holbrooke also plans to meet with representatives of those people displaced by fighting against Taliban militants in the northwest of the country.

Date created : 2009-07-22

COMMENT(S)