Statement on Signing the Memorandum of Understanding for Transit of Cargo to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan
Contact: Mark Stroh - Spokesperson - 0308-555-0591 - July 31, 2012
We are pleased to announce the conclusion and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pakistan and the United States for the transit of cargo to and from Afghanistan through Pakistan. This MoU is a demonstration of increased transparency and openness between our governments, in respect of Pakistan's sovereignty as requested by the Pakistani parliament.
It also underscores our shared commitment to support Afghanistan and regional stability. We are committed to working together with Pakistan toward these goals on the basis of mutual interests and mutual respect. Our countries should have a relationship that is enduring, strategic, and carefully defined, and that enhances the security and prosperity of both our nations and the region.