January 9th, 2009
11:15 AM ET
12 years ago

Biden visits Pakistan

(CNN) - He gets sworn in as vice president in 11 days, but for today, Joe Biden's a world away from Washington.

The vice president-elect arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan Friday, as part of a congressional delegation. A U.S. embassy spokesman in Pakistan says Biden and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are scheduled to talk with senior Pakistan governmental officials on a variety of regional issues.

Biden was elected vice president on November 4, and re-elected as senator from Delaware. He was sworn in as senator Tuesday for the seventh time, and will hold the seat until he steps down just prior to Inauguration Day. Biden is still chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee until he resigns his seat, and in that capacity he's leading this congressional delegation to southwestern Asian countries.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Jim in Bisbee

    Nice photo. Is the mayor of Baltimore going with him?

    January 9, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Me

    Yeah, that's a real nice picture of Biden you have there. You guys not paying your interns enough money or something?

    January 9, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. robert

    That's not Joe Biden.

    January 9, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  4. Rick

    Joe looks a little different than I remembered.

    January 9, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Michael

    The picture on this article is not right. Can CNN Webmaster correct this please? -Michael

    January 9, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. Critic

    Loool CNN is getting Crazy! look the photo it is Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon not Biden

    January 9, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Lauren the Designer

    Joe Biden certainly looks a lot like Sheila Dixon these days!

    January 9, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    That's not Biden! That's not Biden at all!

    January 9, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  9. chris@stl

    CNN ... you do a very poor job of editing your posts! It looks very unprofessional. This is not the first time that you messed up ....

    That's not Mr. Biden in the picture ...

    January 9, 2009 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  10. Jasper

    wow, biden had a makeover..

    January 9, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |