United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has termed as "regrettable" Pakistan's decision to boycott the Bonn conference on Afghanistan and said that its participation was required as the country has a role to play in its war-torn neighbour's peace and stability.
Ban is in Germany for the international conference, where he also met Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Addressing the media, Ban said Pakistan not attending the crucial meet was "their sovereign decision."
"Pakistan is one of the key countries in the region who can help peace and stability in Afghanistan and thus it would have been much better if Pakistan was present in the conference. I feel it regrettable that Pakistan has decided not to come," Ban was quoted as saying in a statement released by his spokesperson....more
10:01 AM, Dec 05, 2011