US Under Secretary Bass to travel to region to discuss Afghanistan

The US acting Under Secretary for Political Affairs, John Bass, will travel to Qatar and Pakistan from April 26-30, the US State Department said in a statement.

In Doha, Qatar, he will meet with senior Qatari government officials and other diplomatic missions to discuss support for Afghanistan and shared security interests in the region, the statement said.

In Islamabad, Pakistan, Under Secretary Bass will meet with senior Pakistani government officials to discuss a range of regional and bilateral issues as part of the U.S.-Pakistani partnership, the statement added.

This marks the first visit by a senior State Department official concerning Afghanistan at the level of Under Secretary for Political Affairs to the region since the United States withdrew from Afghanistan.