Kazakhstan, USA Signed Additional Agreement For Air Transportation

Kazakhstan and the USA signed the additional agreement for air transportation of cargoes to Afghanistan through the territory of Kazakhstan, the US State Department informed.

The Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Andrew Sapiro and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the USA, Erlan Idrisov, signed on November 12, 2010, the agreement, which will allow the United States to transport personnel and equipment through the air space of Kazakhstan to support the American and coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Signing of this agreement is the result of the arrangements between the Presidents of Kazakhstan and the USA, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Barack Obama, during their meeting on April 11, 2010 in Washington.

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"It will allow the USA and partners of the International Security Assistance Force to intensify transport routes and to reduce the time necessary for transportation of personnel and equipment to support the coalition forces, the government, and the people of Afghanistan."
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