Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel Travel to Pakistan

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 3, 2015


Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel led a delegation to Islamabad, Pakistan for the June 3 inaugural session of the U.S.-Pakistan Education, Science, and Technology Working Group, one of six such groups under the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue. Under Secretary Stengel and Pakistani Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal met in Islamabad to highlight the numerous higher education programs and exchanges between the United States and Pakistan, especially those in the fields of science and technology.

As part of the working group launch, the United States announced its support for the creation of four Centers for Advanced Studies in agriculture and food security, as well as water management and energy, pairing U.S. and Pakistani universities to facilitate research in sectors key to a strong economy.