22 September 2017

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Washingtion:  US secretary of state on Monday stressed on participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference held in the coming week in Bonn city of Germany. 
Mark Tuner, a US spokesperson for foreign ministry told the reporters in a news conference, “Participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference is important for future stability of Afghanistan.
Adding there no suggestion and hints related to postponement of the conference.” 
Previously, it was reported in US media that Hamid Karzai, president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan might ask Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari for the participation of Pakistan in Bonn conference.

Islamabad: Pakistani ministry of foreign affairs has summoned Cameron Monter, the US ambassador in Islamabad to protest for the recent NATO air strikes on Pakistani security forces. 
Pakistan foreign affairs ministry on Saturday evening issued a statement that US ambassador to Islamabad had been summoned to Pakistan ministry of foreign affairs for protesting the NATO attacks on Pakistani security checkpoints based in tribal areas of north-western Muhamand agency. 
Based on the statement, Salman Bashir, deputy minister of foreign affairs told Cameron Monter, the US ambassador to Islamabad NATO helicopters attacks on Pakistani security forces that killed 23 Pakistani security forces and injured 15 others are not acceptable. 


 

PESHAWAR: NATO helicopters from Afghanistan carried out an "unprovoked" attack on a Pakistani border post, killing at least 20 troops and injuring four others Saturday, the military said.

According to a military spokesman, NATO helicopters carried out unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani checkpost in Mohmand agency last night.

Security officials in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghan border and a military official in Peshawar said 20 troops including two officers were killed in the pre-dawn incident.

They said the attack took place on the Salala checkpost in the Baizai district of the rugged tribal terrain.

NATO confirmed it was aware of "an incident" near the border and said it was investigating.

All entry and exit points of Mohmand Agency were sealed by the security forces after the incident.

 

Bali: President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao conferred Saturday in a major Asian summit, focusing on the economic matters that have prompted disputes between the two major world powers.
The session was not a formally planned moment of diplomacy but rather a late add-on to let the two men continue their conversation from a group dinner the night before.
“We have a very complicated and quite substantial relationship with China across the board” While House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon told reporters after the session.
“We do have economic issues, they are around the proper contribution that the Chinese make to global growth and that goes to currency and other polices “he added.
He said Obama stressed the importance of China adjusting the United States contends is deeply undervalued.
He said Obama and Wen also briefly discussed territorial disputes in the South China Sea toward the end of their meeting.
But Donilon also downplayed tensions between the two powers, saying the two countries also have found vast areas of agreement.
The meeting comes on the last leg of Obama’s nine-day Asia-Pacific trip, in which he has focused on bulking up America’s presence  in the region, including setting up a Marine take force in Australia, in moves largely seen as hedges against China’s rise.

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