Pakistan presence vital for Bonn conference: William Patey
By Ghanizada - Thu Dec 01 2011, 10:49 pm
Thursday, December 01, 2011 – British ambassador to Afghanistan William Patey on Thursday said, efforts and discussions have been put in place to encourage Pakistan for participating in Bonn conference.
While speaking durin a press conference in capital Kabul British ambassador to Afghanistan Mr. William Patey said, the presence of Pakistan in Bonn conference is vital.
He also said, the Taliban group representative is not among the list of participants of the Bonn conference and he does not expect any Taliban representative to take part in the conference.
The second Bonn conference on Afghanistan is scheduled to be organized on Monday 05 December 2011 where around 110 representatives from various countries and international organizations will participate to discuss the issues of Afghanistan
British ambassador to Afghanistan Will Patey said, he expects a renewed commitment by the international community for Afghanistan during the Bonn conference.
He said, the international community in their commitments should support the Afghan national security forces and the Afghan government to enable them provide better services for the Afghan people.
He also urged the Afghan government to step up actions for reducing corruption in Afghanistan and improve accountability towards the aid by the international community for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.
In the meantime, Pakistan’s decision to boycott the conference has created tensions among the Afghan officials and the international community.
Pakistan’s decision to boycott the conference followed after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed following a NATO air raid on early Saturday morning.
But Will Patey British ambassador to Afghanistan while emphasizing on the importance of Pakistan’s participation in the conference said, the conference will continue to its work if Pakistan does not reconsider its decision.