Kerry Statement Regarding Clinton Statement on Pakistan/Reopening of NATO Supply Routes

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Jodi Seth, (202) 487-1431


Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) made the following statement today in response to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement to Pakistan on behalf of the United States regarding a strike that claimed the lives of members of the Pakistani military.

“Secretary Clinton’s statement today to Pakistani Foreign Minister Khar was an act of leadership and will hopefully allow our two nations to put this issue behind us. Our relationship is constantly being tested. What's important now is what’s always been important, which is keeping our eyes on the main issues confronting our two nations.  We have much to work on together, from fighting terrorism to helping to facilitate a stable Afghanistan.  These and other mutual issues of interest and concern should be our focus going forward despite our differences. The reopening of the ground supply route into Afghanistan, the GLOCs, is a good example of the importance of us working together.  This is a significant and important development."

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