Islamabad, October 14, 2014
A U.S. Congressional delegation led by Senator Tim Kaine, visited Pakistan October 12 – 14. Senator Kaine, along with Senator Angus King and staff members, met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, and a number of Parliamentarians to discuss a range of topics including regional cooperation and security. During the visit, the Congressional delegation discussed regional relations, encouraging deeper cooperation and resolution of tensions through dialogue. The delegation also acknowledged Pakistan’s role in supporting a secure Afghanistan, reaffirming the U.S. Government’s desire to work closely with the Government of Pakistan to improve security in the region.
Senator Tim Kaine represents the Commonwealth of Virginia, chairs the subcommittee on Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs, and sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). Senator Angus King represents the State of Maine and sits on the SASC and U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.