US; No New Agreement Needed On Supply Routes

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The Deputy Chief of Mission at US Embassy in Islamabad, Richard A Hoagland, stated on Friday that no new agreement has been signed on the reopening of the NATO supply lines. “There is no need to sign a new agreement as we have resumed our relations from the point where we had left in November last year,” he added.

He welcomed Pakistan’s decision to reopen the routes without any additional charge and said it will further restore Pakistan-US relations. However, his comments contradict statements in Pakistan’s media that indicated the nation desires to rewrite most of the previous agreements with the US.