18th May, 2012, Washington DC: According to reports, no bilateral meeting has been scheduled between the United States president Barack Obama and Asif Ali Zardari, the president of Pakistan during the forthcoming NATO Summit to be held in Chicago, United States.
Yesterday, Tom Donilon, the National Security Advisor of United States told the reporters that at this point there are 61 nations going to be present there, and the United States President is not going to have bilateral meetings with all of them. There is not a plan at this point to have a separate bilateral meeting with Pakistan President Zardari, but the United States president will see him during the course of the sessions that they have in Chicago.
However, Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan. The main focus of this summit is going to be Afghanistan. Tom Donilon told that NATO invited Asif Ali Zardari to attend this summit. Pakistan president will attend the summit with his Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister.
While reacting to the ongoing dialogues with Pakistan regarding reopening of the folded routes, Tom Donilon told that the two nations have made literal progress on this issue, but they have not reached a degree to say anything in that regard.