U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan on April 2-4, 2012. While in Pakistan, he met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar at the Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After the meeting, Deputy Secretary Nides said, "We are committed to the people of Pakistan. And, we recognize how challenging this past year has been. And, I am heartened that we are working through our differences very constructively. Being here today proves that a sustained engagement is the most productive way forward and a hallmark of the way in which mature democracies operate. Too much is at stake for us to turn away from each other, so we must work through all of these challenges. The United States shares an interest in the stability and prosperity of Pakistan and the region. We share the goal of growing our markets and increasing trade; and the desire for a stable, secure, and peaceful Afghanistan; and the belief in a strong, responsible civilian government."
You can view more photos from Deputy Secretary Nides' trip to Pakistan here.