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US diplomat for South Affairs Alice Wells to visit Pakistan, India and SL

US diplomat for South Affairs Alice Wells
US diplomat for South Affairs Alice Wells to visit Pakistan, India and SL (Sri Lanka), according to state department.

It has announced the schedule of three countries visits. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will begin trip from Sri Lanka.
Then, she will go to India and finally come to Pakistan.
From January 13-14, she will be in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

US diplomat for South Affairs

She will meet with senior government officials and members of civil society to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues.
The issued include shared interests in a free and open Indo-Pacific region that fosters prosperity, democracy, justice, and human rights.
Moreover, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells will then travel to New Delhi, India, from January 15-18.
She will attend the Raisina Dialogue and also meet with senior government officials.
India visit aims at advancing the U.S.-India strategic global partnership following the success of the 2019 U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.
She will discuss topics of mutual interest with members of the business community and civil society.
Finally, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells will travel to Islamabad, Pakistan, from January 19-22.
During this visit, she will meet with senior government officials and members of civil society.
Furthermore, she will  discuss issues of bilateral and regional concern with them.

Alice wells

As a career Foreign Service Officer, Alice assumed her duties as Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia on June 26, 2017.
However, she also had served as a political officer at US Embassy New Delhi, Embassy of US in Islamabad and U.S. Embassy Riyadh.
Previously, she had served as the United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Meanwhile, she had remained senior adviser in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau in the Department of State.

More positions:

She had served as Special Assistant to the President for Russia and Central Asia in the White House (2012-2013). Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton (2011-2012). Executive Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns (2009-2011).
From 2006 to 2009, Ambassador Wells served as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Moscow.
She also worked as Director of Maghreb Affairs. Acting Director of Egypt and North African Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

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