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NATO offers to import through Gwadar Port: Pak

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The US-led (NATO) coalition in has offered to import vital supplies through the south-west port of Gwadar, said the Pakistani officials.

Pakistan's Minister for Maritime Affairs, Hasil Bizenjo, said the representatives proposed the idea at a recent meeting, which he had convened with local and international business leaders.

"told us it would be extremely convenient for them in terms of quick of supplies from directly to Kandahar. They are very interested and we are working on it," Bizenjo told Voice of (VOA) in an interview on Wednesday.

The Port, which is in Pakistan's province, adjoins Afghanistan's Kandahar province.

Kandahar hosts one of the five US bases in the war-torn nation.

supplies are shipped through the currently, where they then are placed on trucks and transported on a week-long journey to neighboring Afghanistan, according to the reports.

Resolute Support, a coalition of about 16,000 troops, mostly consists of Americans advising and assisting Afghan forces in their battle against the and other militant groups.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:15 IST