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Afghanistan Foundation Urges Pakistan To Fully Open Border

Afghanistan Foundation Urges Pakistan To Fully Open Border

The Afghanistan Foundation is urging Pakistan to fully re=open its border
with Afghanistan for the purpose of the resupply of NATO/ISAF forces during
the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago. The Foundation is welcoming reports
that Pakistan has permitted the re-opening of its border with Afghanistan
to allow a limited number of trucks and containers to resupply the U.S.
Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Kabul and Washington, D.C.-based Afghanistan Foundation is calling on
Pakistan, and its military and Inter-Service Intelligence Agency (ISI), to
fully re-open the Afghanistan – Pakistan border to allow trucks to resupply
NATO /ISAF forces in a full-scale manner.

“We welcome recent reports today that Pakistan’s ISI and military has
permitted a limited number of trucks to resupply the U.S. Embassy in Kabul,
Afghanistan,” said Philip Smith, Director of the Afghanistan Foundation.
http://www.afghanistan-foundation.org

“We calling on the government of Pakistan, and its military and
Inter-Service Intelligence Agency (ISI), to fully re-open the Afghanistan –
Pakistan border to allow trucks to resupply NATO /ISAF forces in a
full-scale manner during the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago,” Mr. Smith
stated.

Since November of 2011, the Afghanistan Foundation has repeatedly expressed
its concern about the reported killing of Pakistani military troops by
NATO/ISAF forces during border-area airstrikes, while at the same time
urging that the Afghanistan-Pakistan border be re-opened for NATO/ISAF
resupply trucks and convoys.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1111/S00781/afghanistan-foundation-criticizes-pakistan-border-closure.htm
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1112/S00637/will-us-defense-secretary-visit-end-afghan-blockade.htm

The Afghanistan Foundation is a non-profit and non-governmental
organization (NGO) focused on research, education, policy analysis,
international security, economic development, humanitarian affairs and
other issues in Afghanistan-- and the regions of South Asia, Central Asia
and the Middle East.

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