WASHINGTON: A Nato official said on Wednesday that the new reverse transit agreement between Nato and three central Asian countries for transport of goods from Afghanistan is for “non-lethal goods” only. He added that there are talks for a new transit agreement with Russia. Speaking to The Express Tribune on condition of anonymity, the Nato official that they are also working with Russia on a rail-air option through Ulyanovsk that would help them transport non-lethal goods, as well as talking to Pakistan about re-opening the supply routes. “Once completed, all these agreements will give us a range of new options and the robust and flexible transport network we need for the transport of non-lethal goods from Afghanistan,” said the official.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2012.
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