Visiting Pakistan this month: three US officials

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In a statement released by the Foreign Office on Sunday, the Foreign Office shared that three US officials will visit Pakistan this month to hold discussions on a wide range of issues, including the situation in Afghanistan.

FO spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch stated that in the coming days, there are going to be important US officials visiting Pakistan, with the intention of speeding up the consultation process between the two countries.

According to Islamabad, Kabul has been blamed continuously for the increase in terrorist attacks and for using Afghan oil to carry out attacks against its neighbouring country. A terrorist affiliated with Hafiz Gul Bahadur’s group was also involved in an attack in Bannu a few weeks ago and Pakistan has also requested the Taliban-led government to extradite him.

An Afghan suicide bomber attacked a convoy of security forces on November 26 in which two civilians were martyred and 10 people were injured, including three soldiers. The suicide bomber killed two civilians and injured 10.

A rising number of terrorist attacks in Pakistan has also led the Pakistani government to continue deporting illegal Afghan citizens from the country.

According to the statement, Julieta Valls Noyes, the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, will be visiting the country from December 4 through December 6.

Noyes is going to attend a number of sessions at the State Department, including meetings with senior government officials and representatives of non-governmental and international organizations.

It is her intention during her visit to discuss how we can protect vulnerable individuals and increase the pace at which Afghan refugees from the pipeline will be relocated and resettled in a safe, efficient and safe manner.

In the meantime, the FO spokesperson told us that Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West will be in Islamabad between December 7 and 9 in addition to Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pakistan Elizabeth Horst who will be in Islamabad between December 9 and 12 in the meantime.

There are several issues that are currently being discussed with the US, including the situation in Afghanistan, and these visits are part of the ongoing negotiations between those two countries, said the spokesperson, adding that it was not just about Afghanistan. 

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