US supports Afghan demand to allow India trade through Pakistan

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Washington—The US has maintained that it would encourage Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani’s move of asking Pakistan to include India in the transit trade agreement for stronger trade relations between all the countries of the region.
US State Department deputy spokesperson Mark C Toner said, “I would just say, speaking broadly, that we would support stronger trade relations within the region.
And we’ve long said that it’s a priority for the United States at least, but it should be a priority for the countries in the region to all work more cooperatively and constructively together. And a trade agreement would be part of that.”—INP