Hagel praises Kazakh role in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (PAN): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday met Kazakhstan Foreign Minister, Erlan Idrissov to discuss cooperation in Afghanistan and the Northern Distribution Network, the Pentagon said.
"Hagel praised Kazakhstan for its support for the coalition in Afghanistan and for hosting the Northern Distribution Network (NDN),” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
Hagel reiterated the Defense Department's desire to continue working with Kazakhstan to further develop the bilateral security relationship. He also reaffirmed the US enduring commitment to security in Afghanistan and the region beyond 2014.
The secretary affirmed that the two nations would continue to work closely together to advance their common interests around the world," Little said.
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