US to use Kazakh ports for transit of special cargo

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By Ali Mustafayev

The US plans to use Kazakhstan’s Aktau and Kuryk ports of for transit of special cargo, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said at a meeting of the parliament, Kazakh media reported.

The parliament of Kazakhstan approved a draft law on ratification of the protocol on amendments to the agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and the United States on provision of commercial railway transit of special cargo through Kazakhstan.

The agreement illustrates Kazakhstan’s support to the US efforts for stabilization and restoration of Afghanistan.

"The list of checkpoints in the agreement is supplemented by the Aktau and Kuryk ports. This work fully corresponds to the interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a strategic partner of the United States, a country that seeks to maintain peace and stability in Afghanistan," Abdrakhmanov said.

He added that the signed protocol does not change the essence of the agreement, but complements the list of checkpoints with the ports of Aktau and Kuryk.


March 7, 2018


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