WASHINGTON

Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan David Pearce will travel to Islamabad, Kabul, Brussels and Almaty from April 21-26 for the meetings aimed at promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan after US pullout in 2014, the State Department said Saturday.

Ahead of the visit, Pakistani FO spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Ch said in Islamabad “Pakistan is ready to cooperate with all stakeholders to achieve the overall objective of peace and stability in Afghanistan in 2014 and beyond. During his visit to Islamabad, Ambassador Pearce will hold meetings with senior officials of Pakistan to discuss ways in which the US and Pakistan can continue to work.”

 together to advance our bilateral goals and affirm how both our countries can contribute to a secure, stable, and prosperous future for the region,” the State Department said.

In Kabul, Pearce will meet with Afghan leaders to discuss the US continued support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process as the surest way to end violence and ensure lasting stability in Afghanistan and the broader region. They will also discuss Afghanistan’s elections, bilateral security cooperation, and other issues related to the Strategic Partnership Agreement.

From Kabul, Ambassador Pearce will travel to Brussels from April 23-24 to accompany Secretary Kerry for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and have other bilateral meetings. He will then travel to Almaty on April 25 to accompany Deputy Secretary of State William Burns as part of the US delegation to the ‘Heart of Asia’ Conference.