Russia will sign an agreement next month to allow Spain to use a route through its territory to Afghanistan for military cargo and personnel, an aide to President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Friday.
Taliban fighters resisting US-West occupation do not sometimes allow military supplies to enter through Pakistan.
"An agreement on the transit via Russian territory of military property and personnel ... will be signed during the president's state visit to Madrid on March 1-3," Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin aide Sergei Prikhodko as saying.
Prikhodko said Russia already has Afghan transit agreements with Germany, France and the United States, though the deal with Washington applies only to non-military cargoes.
Prikhodko said Spanish cargo would be transported by rail.
Spain has more than 700 soldiers joining Aghanistan occupation.
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