Repeat that Kashmir was never part of the U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke's portfolio, the United States has said that he will travel to India as part of its mission to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. "India is an important country in the region and have an interest in Afghanistan. And he wants to hear from the Indian government with regard to how we can better contribute to peace and stability in Afghanistan," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters on Wednesday. Holbrooke's visit to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India after a security in Germany this week and he will be there as long as he feels he needs, "Wood said.
The envoy traveled to London Wednesday the way to Munich. Then he will head to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, in the order, "Wood said, adding that Holbrooke said he" really, this is an orientation tour. "" He is not to lecture, he goes there to listen. And he will report to the Secretary (of State Hillary Clinton) and President (Barack Obama), "he added. Asked Holbrooke had planned to bring up the Kashmir issue in Delhi, he said:" Kashmir was never part of his portfolio "makes it clear that he is engaged in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "
"He goes to the region, and his portfolio, as I said, is to deal with Afghanistan, Pakistan," Wood said when asked why he did not travel to Russia as it is reported to be a new agreement with the U.S. transit routes through Russia to Afghanistan. "And he goes to India because India is a major player in the region, and this is his route, he explains Holbrooke are reasons to visit New Delhi, where India is not a part of their portfolio. Holbrooke, known for his role in brokering in Dayton fight in 1995 to end the armed conflict in Bosnia, was named after Obama on January 22 as special envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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