NATO says Kazakhstan allows Afghan invasion supplies

NATO expects it will reduce its passings through Pakistan that has been barred by the Taliban.

NATO says Kazakhstan allows Afghan invasion supplies

NATO said on Wednesday it had finalised an agreement with Kazakhstan on the transit of supplies to Afghanistan, expecting it will reduce its passings through Pakistan that has been barred by the Taliban.

The agreement should allow NATO to implement a deal with Russia for the transit of supplies to the forces of the Western military alliance occupying Afghanistan for years.

"This allows supplies for our forces to start moving from Europe to Afghanistan, beginning in the coming days, complementing the very important transit route through Pakistan," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

The announcements were made on the eve of an international conference in London which is expected to agree on a framework for the Afghan government to begin taking charge of security in line with a 2011 timetable set by U.S. President Barack Obama to start drawing down U.S. troops.


Reuters



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