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Fines waved off, agreement reached, says ISAF

Fines waved off, agreement reached, says ISAF

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Aug 01, 2013 - 13:13

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAN) announced on Thursday it had reached an agreement with the Afghan government on issues surrounding the Military Technical Agreement.

The Cabinet approved the Ministry of Finance’s recommendation to waive penalties and fines associated with customs transit documentation, according to a brief statement from the NATOinfo-icon-led force.

The Joint Coordinating Body of the MTA, ISAFinfo-icon and the Afghan government would continue to cooperate on the key issue to ensure both parties’ concerns were addressed, the statement added.

General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the ISAF commander, appreciated the government’s adherence to the Military Technical Agreement.

He said: "This agreement provides our forces with the freedom of movement necessary to effectively support our Afghan counterparts as they secure the Afghan people.

"We particularly appreciate the leadership and direct engagement of President Karzai and Minster Zakhilwal in resolving this issue.” Dunford concluded.

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