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 Kazakhstan seeks greater role as NATO route (Video)

Al Jazeera
07/07/2012
By Forestier-Walker from Aktau

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New plans indicate Central Asian state wants to boost position as supply route into Afghanistan.



Kazakhstan is seeking to play a greater role as a supply route for NATO into Afghanistan.

A significant portion of non-lethal goods in NATO's northern distribution network, in which cargo is transited from the West to Afghanistan through Central Asia, already passes through Aktau, a key Kazakh sea port.

Aktau could also soon become part of an integrated network linking Asia with Europe, a US-backed initiatived called the New Silk Road that aims to improve relations between Central Asian countries and the West.

Robert Forestier-Walker reports from Aktau.

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