The top US military officer Martin Dempsey flew Sunday to Afghanistan to hold talks with senior commanders amid a spate of attacks by Afghan soldiers on their NATO counterparts.
After 30 years of war, the London Olympics are a distant dreamworld for most Afghans -- and even the 130,000 NATO-led troops from 50 countries watch the television broadcasts with weapons close at hand.
The United States has designated Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the war-torn country special privileges as the US prepares to pull its troops out in 2014.
NATO has agreed with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on the use of the territories of the Central Asian countries for withdrawal of vehicles and military armament from Afghanistan.
According to him, Western ideology was based on the idea of “the Western system [of values] being the most progressive, whereas the Soviet Union reportedly failing everywhere”.
Australia's decision to bring troops home from Afghanistan earlier than expected was part of the war strategy and would not prompt other nations to rush out.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of CSTO member-countries have adopted a statement establishing cooperation with NATO.
Russian authorities are concerned over a possibility of a massive flow of weapons into Central Asia after NATO forces are withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2014.
112 thousand signatures were collected in Kazakhstan against sending Kazakh officers to Afghanistan.
In September Kazakhstan’s Parliament will detailedly consider the draft resolution to send military engineers to Afghanistan: Majilis Speaker Ural Mukhamdzhanov.
However, Kazakhstan has been rendering and will be rendering humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, he said.
June 9 the Kazakh Senate refused to ratify the agreement, saying that such issues should be considered at joint sessions. However, at a joint session June 20 the issue was not on the agenda.
US temporary Charge D'affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway does not think that Taliban can be a big threat to Kazakhstan.
An agreement with France on transit of military equipment and personnel was ratified on May 25 with several reservations.
The demand is related to the decision of the Majilis to send four officers to Afghanistan.
Taliban released a statement in relation to Kazakhstan decision to send troops to Afghanistan.
The agreement between Kazakhstan and NATO provides for sending only four Kazakh officers to the International Security Assistant Forces in Kabul.
Afghanistan talibs warned Kazakhstan on harsh consequences of its decision to send troops to support NATO in Afghanistan.
Kazakhstan will send its peacekeeping forces to ISAF in Afghanistan for six months provided that they are approved and certified by NATO.
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