The State Department said today that the United States considers Pakistan a positive signal the reopening of a key supply line for NATO Treaty Organization (North Atlantic), suggesting that may soon have a final agreement. “We have some very useful and positive statements from Pakistan, a political action,” said department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland. “But while the Pakistani political leadership has not authorized the reopening of land transport routes , we understand that support the conclusion of the negotiations, “Nuland told reporters.
On Monday, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar, hinted that his government would reopen the supply line and said that Pakistan does not have the luxury of having strained relations with the 48 NATO countries. Pakistani sources say that in a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday night agreed in principle to reopen the supply line. “So, are sending a positive signal is as we understand it, in the sense that they want this deal is concluded, but there are several technical issues in which we are still working, “Nuland said in response to recent actions of Islamabad. key supply line for NATO was interrupted by the Pakistani government after a deadly air strike against two NATO border checkpoints in November last year that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. U.S. and NATO allegedly threatened not to invite Pakistan to the top of the NATO in Chicago if he refused to reopen the supply line.
In a sign of imminent agreement, the NATO secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, telephoned Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday afternoon and invited him to the summit in Chicago.