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NATO chief hopes supply routes through Pakistan to Afghanistan re-opened

06-14-2012 11:27 BJT

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NATO Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he hopes NATO supply routes through Pakistan to Afghanistan will be re-opened.

Speaking to the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia, Rasmussen remained hopeful that an agreement can be reached, despite recent tensions between the US and Pakistan on the issue.

Pakistan closed the supply lines late last year, following an air strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. The NATO chief also announced new transit deals with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

They should give NATO forces more flexibility ahead of the planed withdrawal from Afghanistan. Rasmussen is in Australia for talks with Defence Minister Stephen Smith and to sign a political agreement with Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: CNTV.CN

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