Washington, DC - Ambassador Richard Olson, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, traveled to Islamabad on February 6 to participate in the third meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG). The QCG is a partnership between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States that seeks to promote a conducive environment for the commencement of Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace talks aimed at reducing violence and establishing lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region.

Ambassador Olson also met with senior Pakistani government officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.