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Baltics Hope NDN Is Route to Closer Ties with Central Asia

From the June 11, 2013 ceremony in Riga of U.S. and Baltic country officials celebrating the 100,000th container to pass through the Baltics en route to military forces in Afghanistan. (photos: The Bug Pit)

The U.S. embassy in Riga held a ceremony on Tuesday celebrating the 100,000th container to be shipped through the Baltic states en route to Afghanistan via the Northern Distribution Network. The ceremony featured an NDN-themed cake, speeches by top officials from all three Baltic states and a formal "christening" of the 100,000th container by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Lynne Tracy. It spoke to the fact that unlike many of the Central Asian countries, which tend to try to keep their cooperation with the U.S. military quiet, the NATO members on the other end of the NDN -- Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania -- are proud of their role in the NDN.

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