US State Department spokesman Mark Toner. —File Photo

WASHINGTON: The US State Department urged Pakistan on Monday to attend next week’s conference on Afghanistan’s future in Bonn, Germany.

“It’s important that Pakistan attends this conferences for the future and stability in Afghanistan,” the department’s spokesman Mark Toner told a briefing. “There is no suggestion of postponing the Bonn conference at this stage.”

The US media reported earlier that Afghan President Hamid Karzai might also call President Asif Ali Zardari soon and urge him not to boycott the conference.