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'US in talks with Pak on re-opening NATO supply routes'

May 10, 2012 00:28 IST

The United States continues to negotiate with Pakistan on re-opening of the crucial NATO supply routes to Afghanistan that were closed by Islamabad after a cross-border NATO air strike killed 24 of its soldiers last year, the State Department said on Wednesday.

"We are continuing to work on these issues with the government of Pakistan. As you know, that would follow on the visit that Ambassador Grossman had to Pakistan," the State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, told reporters at her daily news conference.

"As you know, we're still seeking to come to an arrangement on how we can get the GLOCs (ground line of communication) open. We think it's important for us, it's important for a peaceful, stable situation in Afghanistan, and it's obviously that would be in Pakistan's interest as well," Nuland said responding to a question.

Lalit K Jha in Washington
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