Kyrgyzstan Reassures U.S. on Use of Base
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
Only days after a bloody uprising brought a new government to Kyrgyzstan, interim leader Roza Otunbayeva has pledged to the U.S. that her country will honor a deal allowing the U.S. to operate a key military base there.
The base in Kyrgyzstan plays an integral role in supplying U.S. troops and supplies to the war in Afghanistan. —JCL
The US says Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader has promised to honour key security agreements, days after she came to power following a bloody uprising.
US officials said Roza Otunbayeva had vowed not to interrupt operations from a military base the US uses to supply troops and supplies to Afghanistan.
The US stopped troop movements from the base, near the capital Bishkek, last week during an anti-government revolt.
Protesters overthrew the president last week but dozens died in the uprising.
Kyrgystan’s interim leader Roza Otunbayeva.