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Hagan Speaks with Afghan and Pakistani Ambassador PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Monday, 22 June 2009 09:00

Last week, Senator Kay Hagan met with the United States’ Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan to talk about her recent congressional delegation trip to the region.


According to Hagan’s office, the senator met with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke about U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Hagan said she and the ambassador also talked about helping the Pakistani Army and Frontier Corps with the capability to conduct direct-action missions against Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda in Waziristan.


In a released statement, Hagan said, “We need to give our troops in Afghanistan time to succeed… I will continue working with my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee, as well as the Administration, to make sure we get the job done as swiftly and effectively as possible.  Our safety at home depends on it.”


The senator spent Memorial Day recess with troops in Afghanistan and Pakistan to assess the United States’ efforts to eliminate both countries of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.


In related news, Hagan voted for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill last week.  The bill is reported to fund ongoing U.S. military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.


According to Hagan’s office, the Senate voted in favor of the bill with a 91-5 vote, and it is now on its way to President Barack Obama’s desk to await approval.


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