The US State Department expressed concerns over the arrests of political leaders and residents and communication blackout in occupied Kashmir.
US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells said, “We look forward to a return to normalcy in the valley.”
She also stated that US is closely following the trip of diplomats to Jammu & Kashmir.
Closely following @USAmbIndia & other foreign diplomats’ recent trip to Jammu & Kashmir. Important step. We remain concerned by detention of political leaders and residents, and Internet restrictions. We look forward to a return to normalcy. AGW
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) January 11, 2020
It is to remember mentioned here that Alice Wells will travel to Pakistan from January 19 to January 22.
Alice’s tour to Pakistan will be a part of her 10-day visit to the region.
The US envoy to hold meetings with senior government officials to deliberate upon the matters of mutual and regional interests.
According to an official statement by US, Wells will also visit Sri Lanka and India before reaching Pakistan.
During her visit to Islamabad, Alice Wells to hold meetings with civil and military leadership
The meetings to discuss regional peace and security.
The US top official will also meet members of civil society to discuss issues of bilateral and regional concern, the department said.
Before coming to Pakistan, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs will be in India for four days.
Last week, Alice Wells, announced the resumption of a training programme for Pakistan’s military officials.