WASHINGTON: U.S. Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet will travel to the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan September 5-10. During the trip, he will underscore the importance of our cooperation to advance shared goals.
Counselor Chollet will go to the UAE to reaffirm the strong U.S.-UAE partnership and talk about ways to expand and deepen the two countries’ wide-ranging cooperation. He will talk with senior UAE leaders about a wide range of issues in the region.
In Pakistan, Counselor Chollet might very well lead a U.S. interagency delegation to meet with senior government officials, as well as civil society and private sector leaders, to reaffirm our commitment to Pakistan during their terrible flooding.
The Counselor and his group will talk about the recently announced U.S. aid and stress that we want to keep working with Pakistan to help fix the damage caused by recent floods and heavy rains. Counselor Chollet and his delegation will go to Pakistan to celebrate 75 years of diplomatic ties and talk about a wide range of issues, such as improving trade and investment ties, advancing bilateral health cooperation, working together to lessen the effects of the climate crisis, and making more connections between people.
The Counselor’s large interagency delegation shows that the United States wants to work with Pakistan’s government and people in a wide range of ways. Elizabeth Horst, who is the principal deputy assistant secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Maria Longi, who is the deputy assistant administrator for the US Agency for International Development, Rebecca Zimmerman, who is the deputy assistant secretary of defence, and Courtenay Dunn, who is the director for Pakistan on the National Security Council, will all be on the interagency delegation.