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Afghanistan-Pakistan road reopened

(B2) Pakistan announced that the land link to supply ISAF (GLOC) troops in Afghanistan has been reopened. A decision that we welcome at Alliance HQ. Secretary General AF Rasmussen considered that the “ Resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF supplies demonstrates the enhanced cooperation between ISAF participating nations and our Pakistani partner. Pakistan has an important role to play in helping secure Afghanistan in a stable environment. " he added. " Regional cooperation is key to promoting a prosperous and peaceful Afghanistan ».

A free commitment?

In Washington, it is specified that Pakistan will continue to collect “no transit tax in a broader objective of peace and security in Afghanistan and in the region”. This decision “will help the United States and ISAF conduct planned withdrawal operations at a lower cost » declared Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State. The route will be reopened only for non-lethal materials, except those intended for the Afghan security forces (ANSF) who will thus be able to continue to be supplied with weapons and ammunition.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).