Senator Hagel has been spending his Easter break from the Senate working in the interests of U.S. foreign policy.
Hagel to Travel to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan
Friday, April 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) will travel to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan April 8 - 15th. Hagel will meet with Nebraska troops in Afghanistan, as well as meet with leaders from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The focus of Hagel’s trip will be regional security and energy issues, and U.S. bilateral relations.
"Our relationships in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are important to U.S. strategic interests. Security, stability and economic development in South Asia are critical components for the future of this region. The U.S.-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement will be among the specific issues that I will discuss with Indian officials. I look forward to discussing these and other common interests with South Asian civilian and military leaders, as well as meeting with Nebraska troops serving in the region," Hagel said.
He was scheduled to get back yesterday, just in time for Easter today.