President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan will attend a summit of NATO leaders in Chicago this weekend, an embassy spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Relations have been strained between the U.S. and Pakistan over the last year since it became known that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden was hiding in the Muslim country, and as the U.S. has continued drone strikes against militants within the country. The president of Afghanistan is also scheduled to attend the meeting, at which leaders will discuss the future of the country. Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s tribal areas have been a continuing problem as Afghanistan tries to achieve stability before the U.S. withdraws most of its troops in 2014.
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