Clinton to visit Russia, Pakistan this fall
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here on Wednesday that she would visit Russia and Pakistan this fall, Xinhua reported.
"In the fall I will travel to Russia to advance the bi-national presidential commission that foreign minister (Sergei) Lavrov and I will co-chair," Clinton said in her speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Clinton, who is due to leave for India on Thursday, also attached importance to Pakistan's role in fighting the Taliban militant forces and al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
"We must not forget that success in Afghanistan also requires close cooperation from neighboring Pakistan, which I will visit this fall," she said.
The top U.S. diplomat gave no exact dates of her visit to Russia and Pakistan.
Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Moscow, where he had talks with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and signed a joint statement on anti-missile issue.
The United States has deployed about 57,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, along with another 36,000 troops from its Western allies.