For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 24, 2003
Visit of President Musharraf to Camp David
Bilateral Multi-Year Assistance
The United States is committed to a long-term relationship with
Pakistan. We will work to strengthen our partnership in the war
against terror, and to help the Pakistani people build a modern,
prosperous, democratic state.
The Administration will work with Congress to provide $3 billion
in development and security assistance to Pakistan over five
years, in annual installments of $600 million.
In addition, the Administration has requested $120 million in FY
2004 for Pakistan in development assistance, health, law
enforcement, and other programs.
Economic, Trade, and Investment Cooperation
- A Trade and Investment Framework Agreement will be concluded to
create a formal structure that will expand our bilateral economic
partnership and promote investment.
- An additional $75 million in private sector lending to Pakistan
will be guaranteed by OPIC.
- A Five-year trade capacity-building program will be launched under
the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law
Science and Technology
- A Science and Technology Agreement will be concluded to promote
cooperation in these areas, especially in support of scientific
Science and Technology
- Bilateral discussions initiated in April 2002 include a broad
array of possible technical and institutional cooperation
A five-year, $100 million U.S. Presidential education initiative
was launched in 2002. The program is designed to improve
education policies, with particular emphasis on:
- Training teachers and administrators;
access to education for girls; and
- Increasing community
involvement in primary education.
Democracy and Human Rights
The U.S. Government continues to operate several programs to
strengthen the elected legislature, civil society, independent media
and political parties, and to support civil society-government
development partnerships at the local level.
In 2002, the U.S. Department of Labor launched a $5 million child
labor and vocational training program for Punjab youth.
The U.S. operates several programs to improve Pakistani health
services, with an emphasis on maternal and child health needs.
In 2002, the United States and Pakistan established the Joint
Working Group on Counterterrorism and Law Enforcement which works
to improve coordination and interdiction capability in counterterrorism
and counternarcotics. The two governments also established a
ministerial-level dialogue on counterterror issues.
- The U.S. government continues to help Pakistan strengthen its
border security, anti-terrorism efforts, law enforcement, and
The bilateral Defense Consultative Group meets regularly to
discuss military-to-military relations.
- The U.S. and Pakistan are working together to bring Pakistan's
export controls and practices in line with international