US praises Azerbaijan's role in cargo transportation to Afghanistan

Thu 07 March 2013 06:44 GMT | 10:44 Local Time

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The United States highly appreciate the role of Azerbaijan in the international efforts for provision of security in Afghanistan.

According to AzerTAj, the statement came from commander of the Transport Command of the United States, general William Freizer speaking at the hearings in the US Congress, 1news.az reports.

He said the successful direct transportation of cargo via the airspace of Azerbaijan represent special importance in this context.

Earlier Azerbaijani Deputy FM Araz Azimov announced that Azerbaijan is a transit on the way of cargo transportation to Afghanistan and our country provides different services within the framework of ISAF operation held by NATO.

According to the deputy secretary, Azerbaijan ensured the creation of such an opportunity as its contribution to the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.

"The member-states and partners of NATO use these transit opportunities. As is known, by the end of 2014 ISAF forces will be withdrawn from Afghanistan. A part of cargo is withdrawn via the transit corridor that was ensured by Azerbaijan", Azimov noted.

According to him, these cargoes will return from Afghanistan to Europe and other countries via Azerbaijan. 

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