Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry disproves information on U.S. military cargoes transportation through Aktau
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 4 /Trend D.Mukhtarov/
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry disproved the information on the transportation of U.S. military cargoes through Kazakh city of Aktau.
"Information about alleged transportation of the U.S. military equipments from Afghanistan through territory of Kazakh city of Aktau appeared in some media outlets. We would like to attract media outlets' attention to the fact that, in accordance with the Agreement between Kazakhstan and NATO, conducted in the form of an exchange of diplomatic notes in June 2012, exclusively commercial goods of non-military character can be transported through the transit point in Aktau," Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
According to preliminary information from Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry, Customs Control Committee, Kazakh National Security Committee's Border Patrol Service and Kazakhstan Temir Joly national company the information on military transit through territory of Aktau city does not correspond to the reality, the Foreign Ministry's message said.
"All cargoes passing through the transit point in Aktau city are always carefully checked, and authorized agencies confirm that these goods are non-military in nature. For example, among the recently transported cargoes, Kazakhstan Temir Joly mentions metal tables, plastic pipes, soap, towels and toilet paper," the message said.