The United States has urged Pakistan to reconsider its decision to boycott
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The United States has urged Pakistan to reconsider its decision to boycott

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Clinton regrets Pakistan's Bonn boycott

The United States has urged Pakistan to reconsider its decision to boycott a conference on Afghanistan next week in Germany, saying that it plays a major role in the future of its neighbor damaged, Central Asia. Pakistan has decided to boycott the first Tuesday of December 5 Bonn conference has since expanded its protests over the deadly cross-border strikes on Saturday that NATO has exacerbated a deep crisis in American ties. "It is important to note that this conference about Afghanistan, the future of Afghanistan build a safer, more prosperous in the region. So it is in the interest of Pakistan to attend this conference," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Dye told reporters in one of the news that coach. "See this on a continuum, of course, Pakistan was in Istanbul and the committed support for a strong Afghanistan, prosperous in the region. It was a very important statement, and again now we move to Bonn. This is an important opportunity," noted. It is also valuable to note however that there will be 85 nations and 15 international organizations will be in Bonn. "So while we'd love to have the Pakistan there, however, that we think will be an opportunity to talk about the value of the future of Afghanistan," said the dye, but is held back to use the "sorry" speech or "disappointed" the decision of Pakistan, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reserves normally. "I think he said as clearly as I can. You know, it is in their interest, therefore, we think, you know, it is important that they are there," he said when asked the coloring if Pakistan regrets the decision not to come to Bonn. He said that the United States leading an investigation that will look into the issue. "In every conversation we had and continue to have with the Pakistani government, while expressing deep condolences of the episode, also committed to continue to work together, 'the U.S. official said. The dye noted, however, that there is no change in the U.S. strategy towards Afghanistan in view of recent decisions taken by Pakistan following the weekend's episode on the Af-Pak border where about 24 Pak soldiers were killed in a fire across the border from NATO. "We have had a significant episode that took place, but this did not break our overall strategy vis-a-vis the Afghanistan, vis-a-vis the Pakistan. However we have been entrusted to work with both countries to build a more stable and gets the future for both countries, "he said." Our approach to Afghanistan remains on track. However,the design conference in Bonn. Will not be delayed or postponed. We have, however, as I mentioned, about 85 nations and international organizations that will assist about 15 a. We think it is important to move forward with our projects, our long-term plan for Afghanistan, "he said." You know, we want Pakistan to be involved in that future? Yes life?Certainly. It will aim to ensure that Pakistan is, indeed, involved as we advance. Pakistan has been involved in past and we believe it will in the future, "the Dye said. Pakistan, said the face of an existential threat in the form of extremists operating in the border region." It is a threat to the capital of Afghanistan. It is a threat to stability in Pakistan. We need to address it, "said the Minister adding that Hillary Clinton during her recent trip to Islamabad has discussed the need for Pakistan to address some of these threats front." What the threat remains intact. So we have to address it, "he said." It is absolutely vital, as we have seen and, you know, not just from a security standpoint, but from a point of view of political and economic, that there is closer cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. "It's very long-term interests in Pakistan, as it is, in fact, in the long-term interests of every one of the neighbors of Afghanistan, Afghanistan, which has the stability, prosperity, and is a safe and gets close, with the safe and get border. "Those are all very interest of not only Pakistan but all over the interests of the neighbors of Afghanistan,

Source: The Nation

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Wania Khawar is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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