Pakistan not invited to NATO summit in Chicago, leaders urge to open supply routes

Friday, May 11th, 2012 6:29:16 by

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Pakistan once again to reopen Nato ground supply routes to Afghanistan. However, Rasmussen also said on Friday that Pakistan had not been invited to the crucial 25th NATO summit to be held in Chicago.

The May 20-21 two-day summit, with over 60 heads of state and governments expected to be in attendance, will be the biggest NATO summit in history. The NATO chief said Pakistan’s name was not in the list of countries invited to the conference. Moreover,
countries including Russia, China and India had also not been invited to the event.

Qatar, Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Jordan are among a few of the countries to be attending the conference. All eyes will be on Chicago later this month as crucial developments regarding Afghanistan’s future and the role of Nato forces in the region
are expected to come out of the conference.

Earlier in April, diplomatic sources had told Dawn that the US hopes Pakistan will reopen supply routes before President Asif Ali Zardari arrives in Chicago to attend the summit. The US would welcome Pakistan’s “potential participation” in the NATO summit,
White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes had said. 

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1 Comment for “Pakistan not invited to NATO summit in Chicago, leaders urge to open supply routes”

  1. Khidir

    No to NATO. No to USA. No to India. No more corrupt politicians who work for US Dollars.

    Keep border to Afghanistan closed. Shut down Pakistani airspace to US and NATO flights.

    Shut down US Embassy and cut all diplomatic relations with all western nations and organizations.

    Any political or military leader that does a deal with USA is a TRAITOR.

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