Travel Diary: U.S., Pakistan Launch Next Steps in Strategic Dialogue

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
July 19, 2010
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Shakes Hands with a Member of the U.S. Delegation
Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Hold Talks in Islamabad, Pakistan
Secretary Clinton Speaks at a Press Conference in Islamabad, Pakistan
Secretary Clinton Applauds an Afghanistan-Pakistan Trade Treaty

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On July 19, 2010, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton held a bilateral meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad, Pakistan. The meeting was a continuation of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Clinton and Foreign Minister Qureshi addressed the following sectors and programs:

The United States will provide $120 million dollars to four organizations for humanitarian and post conflict assistance.

The New Communications and Historic Preservation Initiative will strengthen cooperation between new technologies, enhance mutual understanding among our diplomats, and support the preservation of Pakistan's national heritage.

Secretary Clinton announced $21 million in USAID-supported projects to boost Pakistan's agricultural productivity and to open new market opportunities.

Pakistan's private sector will receive assistance to promote broad-based and private sector-led economic growth and job creation for Pakistani people.

Phase II of the Signature Energy Program will provide an additional $60 million for seven projects to be implemented by USAID, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Signature Health Program is a three-year, $28 million health program for Pakistan.

The Signature Water Program seeks to improve Pakistan's ability to increase efficient management and use of its scarce water resources and improve water distribution.

The U.S.-Pakistan Gender Equity Program is a five-year, $40 million Gender Equity Program to be funded by USAID aimed at advancing women's rights and empowerment in Pakistan.

Read the Secretary's remarks and follow her travels here.

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