Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fear of ‘farce’ looms over Afghanistan Conference

[ Pakistan Today ] 3 Dec

While the Bonn Conference is all set to take place Monday, Pakistan's absence may be felt badly. “If they (Pakistan) stick with their decision to cancel it would be a setback,” the conference’s host, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, admitted after Islamabad pulled out in the wake of Saturday’s airstrikes that killed 24 troops.
Wide spread protests continue in Pakistan over NATO's attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers (Photo: CS Monitor)
The meeting will bring 100 national delegations to the western German city of Bonn to seek to chart a course for Afghanistan after NATO troops pull out in 2014 but a boycott by the government has dealt a stinging blow to hopes for a road-map.

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