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Pakistan informs China about non-participation in Bonn Conference

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Masood Khan has conveyed the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs about his country’s federal Cabinet’s decision of not participating in the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan, says a press release received here today from Beijing.

Pakistan Cabinet took this decision Tuesday in response to the NATO/ISAF attacks on Pakistani check posts last week in which 24 soldiers were killed and 13 injured.

The Ambassador also informed the Chinese side about the other important decisions and measures announced by the Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister, Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.

Pakistan’s Cabinet reviewed the evolving situation after the November 26 attack. Since the attack, Pakistan has been in touch with the international community, particularly with China, regarding the consequences of these attacks.

The Ambassador underlined the Chinese Foreign Ministry that Pakistan attache’s highest importance to stability and peace in Afghanistan and supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.

He conveyed Pakistan Cabinet’s strong desire that the international community should reaffirm its support for peace and development in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and China always coordinate closely before major international conferences. Both countries aspire to have peace, stability, national reconciliation and economic reconstruction in Afghanistan.

Early this week, China called for full respect for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Pakistan, demanded thorough investigation of the November 26 attack, and its proper handling.

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