Dim Hopes for Afghanistan at Bonn Meeting

Monday, December 05, 2011

Trucks carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan are parked at the Pakistan's border crossing after authorities suspended NATO supplies. (Getty)

A crucial international conference on Afghanistan’s future began Monday in Bonn, Germany. Delegates from 100 nations are attempting to chart a long term course for the war-torn country, after international troops leave in 2014. But neighboring Pakistan, crucial to Afghanistan’s security, is boycotting the conference, following a NATO attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

The Takeaway speaks to a reporter with the latest from the Bonn conference. We also hear from Munir Akram, the former Pakistani Ambassador to the United Nations, and Bilal Sarwary, Kabul Correspondent for our partner the BBC, on Pakistan's role in regional security, and the consequence for U.S. forces there.

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