Office of the Spokesperson
December 4, 2015
Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Pakistan December 7-10 to discuss key political, economic, and security issues with government officials and non-governmental experts.
December 7-8 in New Delhi, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior Indian officials to discuss a range of bilateral and global economic and security issues, including ongoing U.S.-India cooperation to advance mutual prosperity and regional stability. He will also visit a local business incubator as part of his ongoing outreach to build new bridges between policymakers and innovators.
The Deputy Secretary will travel to Islamabad December 8-10 to represent the United States at the Heart of Asia ministerial, where he will discuss efforts to deepen regional cooperation on our goal of a fully peaceful and stable Afghanistan, as well as efforts to increase security and prosperity in the region as a whole. While in Islamabad, the Deputy Secretary will also meet with senior Pakistani officials to follow up on Prime Minister Sharif’s October visit to Washington and discuss ways to enhance our multidimensional relationship. The Deputy Secretary will also give remarks at an event highlighting our partnership with Pakistan on providing educational opportunities for Pakistanis, especially for girls.