US, Pakistan discuss reopening of NATO supply route; Pakistan invited for NATO Summit in Chicago; Zardari to attend Chicago Summit; Talks held between commanders on Pak-Afghan border security
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  • According to reports, negotiations are on between US and Pakistan to reopen NATO supply line. It has been almost six months since Pakistan blocked the line in retaliation for US airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.1

    Reports noted that NATO has invited Pakistan to attend its Summit to be held on May 20-21, 2012 in Chicago. The Chief of NATO General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called President Zardari to invite him to the Summit. 2 Meanwhile, according to reports, Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari has agreed to attend the NATO Summit to be held in Chicago. 3

    In another development, according to reports, top commanders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and NATO led forces have met in Islamabad on May 13, 2012 to discuss Pak-Afghan border security issues. The meeting comes as an effort to ease tensions between the countries after killing of Pakistani soldiers in airstrike last year and shutting of NATO supply route by Pakistan. 4