The term of the Russian servicemen's deployment in Kyrgyzstan has been extended for 15 years. The contract will be effective from 2017, the foreign policy department head of Kyrgyz president's office, Sapar Isakov, said at a news conference in Bishkek on Thursday, KyrTAG reports.
"As for the stay of Russian military facilities, the new term will be 15 years and an agreement will be signed which will come into force in 2017," Isakov said.
He said the detail of signing a new agreement is reflected in the relevant protocol.
"The Russian side insisted on a term of 49 years. Kyrgyzstan insisted on 15 years. The rental remains at the same level," Isakov noted.
"There will be talks on amending the current agreement on the presence of Russian military facilities in Kyrgyzstan. Our goal in this case is to protect the sovereignty and security of Kyrgyzstan. We are signing a very important document for a joint Russian military base which is primarily pursues the national interests of Kyrgyzstan," Isakov added.