Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton Meets With Students and Business Leaders in Lahore, Pakistan

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
October 30, 2009
Secretary Clinton Poses for Photos Beside Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Front of the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore
Secretary Clinton Walks Beside Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Iqbal Memorial in Lahore
Secretary Clinton Shakes Hands with Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in Islamabad
Secretary Clinton Chats with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad
Secretary Clinton Shakes Hands with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad

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Today Secretary Clinton visited Bari Imam, the shrine to Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, conducted a town hall meeting with university students and met with Pakistani business leaders in Lahore, Pakistan. During the town hall meeting with university students, Secretary Clinton stated:

"We are all interconnected and interdependent, whether we like it or not, and we are confronted by people who seek to divide communities, dismantle democracies, provoke fear, and stifle progress. They represent defeat, isolation, and instability. So therefore, we have to respond with an even stronger commitment to build a brighter future together for the people of Pakistan, the United States, and the world.

This is a pivotal moment, but I am confident that we can and will succeed by building upon the talents and strengths of our people. The United States is grateful for the ties that already connect us, and we look forward to broadening and deepening those ties and this relationship. And we are proud to stand with you to work together to meet the challenges of this extraordinary time."



District Of Columbia, USA
October 29, 2009

Olimar in Washington, DC writes:

I support Secretary Clinton's goal of strenghtening our diplomatic bonds in the Middle East region, but I would also recommend that she should visit Latin America. It's imperative that we pay attention to economic ties in our own region. Happy Belated Birthday Ms. Secretary

California, USA
October 31, 2009

Normita in California writes:

Madame Secretary, thank you for your courage in helping to resolve challenges between nations. You are truly a model of compassion for people.

God bless you in your journey. We are here when you need us with candles of peace, love and joy.

United Kingdom
November 1, 2009

Mike in the United Kingdom writes:

I really do envy the people of the USA, your Secretary of state Hillary Clinton is truly an inspiration to the whole world. If only we could clone Mrs Clinton we over here in the uk would gladly have her at the helm. If there is anyone that can bring stability to troubled regions of the world Mrs Clinton would be No1 on that list.


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