Sherry Rehman says outgoing Pak-Afghan rep. Grossman will be dearly missed

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 10:40 hrs

Pakistani envoy to the US, Sherry Rehman, in a farewell message to Marc Grossman, has said that the special representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan will be dearly missed.

Grossman, who served 22 months as the Pak-Afghan representative, is due to leave office in mid-December and his principal deputy David Pearce will take over, reports The Express Tribune.

"Ambassador Grossman will be dearly missed at the Pakistan Embassy as he leaves the office of the Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) in mid-December," Rehman was quoted, as saying.

"His professionalism, dedication, integrity and commitment to improving Pakistan-US ties at all times will be remembered not just by us, but by both countries," she added.

She said that as the special representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Grossman and his colleagues worked "untiringly with my colleagues and myself, particularly when our ties were at their lowest ebb".

"Part of the credit for putting the relationship on a positive trajectory and bringing it to the present stage, where we are in multiple conversations with each other at all strategic and diplomatic levels, goes to him. I wish him the very best and know he will continue to be a friend of Pakistan whatever field of endeavour he chooses to pursue," she further said. (ANI)

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