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Tel interview: New ally - part of withdrawal plan

07-07-2012 22:26 BJT

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says President Obama has designated Afghanistan as America’s newest major non-NATO ally. The move is aimed to facilitate close defence cooperation after US combat troops withdraw from the country in 2014. Full Story>>

For more analysis on Afghan-US relations, we are joined by Tao Wenzhao from China Academy of Social Sciences.

Hello Mr. Tao.

Q1. Is there any strategic intention behind the US’s declaration that Afghanistan is their Ally, especially when they are about to withdraw from the region?

Q2. Will the declaration have some substantial influence on the situation in Afghanistan?


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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