Kyrgyz MPs vote to approve U.S. air base closure

Kyrgyzstan Materials 19 February 2009 12:21 (UTC +04:00)

Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to approve a government proposal to close a U.S. air base in the Central Asian nation which is a vital transit point for U.S.-led fighting in nearby Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

The decision was passed by 78 votes to 1 against by the legislature dominated by the ruling Ak Zhol party.