Olson shuttles between Islamabad, Kabul

Hameed Shaheen

Islamabad—Following emerging anew the regional scenario Ambassador Richard Olson, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, travelled 10-11, and Afghanistan on June says US State Department’s webnote.
In Islamabad, Ambassador Olson met with government officials, including Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chief of Army Staff Raheel Sharif, to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
In Kabul, Ambassador Olson met with Afghan government officials including President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive
Abdullah Abdullah, and National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar. He also met with Resolute Support Commander, General John Nicholson.
Washington has already announced that it will keep its army stationed in Afghanistan to fight out extremism there. Some political parties of Pakistan have expressed concern over this latest move by America.

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