U.S., Uzbek diplomatic talks focus on Afghan supply routes
President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton talk distribution networks with their Uzbek counterparts.
When you think of topics discussed by heads of state, distribution networks may not come to mind. Yet in late September, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with their Uzbek counterparts to discuss expanding the use of the Central Asian country as a supply route for troops in Afghanistan. The talks come at a time when the United States is seeking to reduce its reliance on Pakistan as a supply route.
If the subject sounds familiar, it may be because we covered it last year in our exclusive story on the U.S. military's Northern Distribution Network, which serves troops and military bases in Afghanistan. According to press reports, the secretary of state used that term when speaking to the press after the meetings.
"We value our relationship with Uzbekistan. They have been very helpful to us with respect to the Northern Distribution Network," Clinton said.
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