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Hillary Clinton: Afghanistan 'major non-Nato US ally'

The United States has given Afghanistan the status of "major non-Nato ally".

The designation, which includes countries such as Australia, Egypt and Israel, gives preferential access to US arms exports and defence co-operation.

The announcement was made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

  • 07 Jul 2012
  • From the section Asia
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