Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NATO Get Out Routes From Central Asia

NATO has reached an agreement with three Central Asian countries to allow the Western military alliance to repatriate other vehicles and military equipment from Afghanistan.

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday that Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan had agreed to allow the return of NATO forces, The Associated Press report.

NATO also has an agreement with Russia, so the new agreement will allow the alliance to send back tens of thousands of vehicles, containers and other items to Europe later this year.

Since October 2001, Pakistan has become the main supply route for US-led forces to occupy Afghanistan.

But Islamabad closed the border crossing used to deliver NATO supplies to Afghanistan in November 2011 after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the US-led air raid on two checkpoints on the Afghan border.

Pakistan has asked the United States to apologize for the attack but Washington refused.

Before the route was closed, supplies that arrived by sea in Karachi, began a long journey through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northwest Pakistan.

MuslimDaily/The Truth Seeker Media

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