21st May, 2012, Chicago: Oozing out confidence regarding the reopening of NATO supply routes in Pakistan, a close aide of Barack Obama, the United States President, told that America is going towards the right direction regarding that issue. In Chicago, the Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the reporters that they are moving in the right trajectory and that they can accomplish what is now a shared objective with the Pakistanis at reopening the supply lines.
These remarks came after the meeting between Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State and Asif Ali Zardari, the President of Pakistan. Ben Rhodes added that one has already seen positive statements out of Islamabad about wanting to get this done. US, also, have made positive statements as well by wanting to get this done. Therefore, now they are in a process of their teams working with through the issues associated with the reopening of the ground lines of communications.
United States is confident that they will be able to accomplish this goal. After a very tough time in their bilateral relations, this is a positive sign. Both are now sitting down at the table and working through difficult issues like the ground supply lines.
General John Allen, the Commander of United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan told that the shutdown of the supply routes did not have any impact on their operations in Afghanistan.