Pakistan, Afghanistan FMs to participate in US policy review

Obama on Wednesday ordered 17,000 more troops to join Afghanistan occupation, which would increase the U.S. forces there to a total of close to 55,000 by this summer.

Pakistan, Afghanistan FMs to participate in US policy review
Pakistan and Afghanistan will send their foreign ministers to Washington next week for talks on the "Obama administration's review of regional security issues, U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke said on Wednesday.

"They'll both be coming to Washington next week. They will both meet with Secretary of State (Hillary) Clinton and inter-agency teams as we work together with them to formulate this review," Holbrooke said on U.S. public television's "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer."

Holbrooke is just back from a tour of the region in his first mission as President Barack Obama's special envoy.

The Pakistani and Afghan governments both sent messages to Obama asking if they could participate in the review by submitting input and getting ideas, Holbrooke said.

Obama on Wednesday ordered 17,000 more troops to join Afghanistan occupation, which would increase the U.S. forces there to a total of close to 55,000 by this summer.

Reuters
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