The US has appointed a special international energy coordinator, who will report directly to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to help Pakistan secure energy security by assisting it in implementing energy projects. President’s spokesman Farhatullah Babar told journalists following a meeting between Clinton and President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday that the international energy coordinator would visit Pakistan later next month to discuss the ongoing energy projects and expedite them with US assistance. He said Clinton had assured the president that no project would be undertaken without reference to and clearance from Pakistan’s relevant departments and officials. Also on Friday, President Zardari met Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nayahan during separate meetings and discussed wide-ranging issues concerning Pakistan. Babar said the ADB president had praised the steps taken by Pakistan to achieve macroeconomic stability in the country, while NATO secretary general had commended the bold measures taken by Pakistan against militants and appreciated the initiatives taken for the improvement of relations with Afghanistan and India. The UAE foreign minister complimented the president on the political support extended by the Friends of Democratic Pakistan, he added.