Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar spoke on the telephone to German Foreign Minister, Mr. Guido Westerwelle this evening to apprise him of the decision of the Government of Pakistan not to participate in the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan following the attacks on Pakistan Army border posts in Mohmand Agency. The decision had been endorsed by the National Security Committee of the Parliament in its meeting held today.
The Foreign Minister conveyed her appreciation for German commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan, which was demonstrated in their efforts to host the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Westerwelle thanked the Foreign Minister for informing him of the decision of the Government of Pakistan. He added that he looked forward to receiving her in Berlin soon.
For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604