Political Moderation Best Way Forward for Pakistan
Deputy Secretary Negroponte (Nov. 18): "We welcome President Musharraf's announcement that elections will take place in January.... A democratic Pakistan that continues the fight against terror is vital to the interests of both the United States and Pakistan." Full Text | View Video
|Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte and Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer traveled November 9-16, 2007 to Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Mali. They met with the leadership of each country and with representatives of civil society. In Mali, the Deputy Secretary led the presidential delegation to the meeting of the Community of Democracies to highlight the United States’ commitment to promoting democracy, good governance, and partnership with nations that share common values. The delegation discussed democracy, security, rule of law, and sustainable development with key partners in West Africa.
Deputy Secretary Negroponte then traveled to Pakistan on November 16 for meetings with President Musharraf and other senior Pakistani government officials including National Security Advisor Aziz, Vice Chief of Army Staff General Kayani, former Foreign Minister Kasuri, and Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Taj. He also spoke by phone with Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto.
Photos from Mali
Deputy Secretary Negroponte signing a visitor’s list at the Haidarra Center in Timbuktu, Mali with Abdel Kader Haidara.
Deputy Secretary Negroponte at society lunch in Bamako, Mali.
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Negroponte
--11/18/07 Remarks to the Press in Islamabad, Pakistan
--11/18/07 Statement by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte in Islamabad, Pakistan
--11/15/07 Press Conference in Bamako, Mali
--11/15/07 Remarks at the Community of Democracies Ministerial, Inaugural Session
--11/13/07 Remarks to the Press in Nigeria
--11/11/07 Briefing at Airport in Cote d'Ivoire
--11/11/07 Interview With United Nations Operation In Cote d'Ivoire (UNCOLI) Radio
--11/11/07 Press Conference at the Airport in Cote d'Ivoire
--11/11/07 Remarks After Meeting With Prime Minister Guillaume Soro
--11/11/07 Remarks After Meeting With President Laurent Gbagbo