Kyrgyzstan possibly consider permission for transit of antiterrorist coalition cargos

Kyrgyzstan Materials 8 June 2009 17:28 (UTC +04:00)

Kyrgyzstan does not exclude possible consideration of the issue on granting permission for transit of antiterrorist coalition's cargos meant for providing security in Afghanistan, chief of foreign policy department of the Presidential Administration Aibek Moldogaziev said to the news agency "24.kg" on Monday, June 8.

The news agency "24.kg" turned to the chief of the specialized department in order he confirm or dispose the information that President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan addressed to his Kyrgyz counterpart Kurmanbek Bakiev with request to hold confidential one-on-one talks.

According to Moldogaziev, "such letter has been really sent by Hamid Karzai to Kurmanbek Bakiev."

"President of Afghanistan described the situation in his country, pointing that Afghan people live in constant struggle with terrorism and extremism," the chief of foreign policy said.

Aibek Moldogaziev confirmed the data that Hamid Karazai has asked Kyrgyz president to consider possible prolongation of term of Manas airbase usage by the antiterrorist coalition in the republic.

As to Moldogaziev, "it is possible that the issue will be discussed by two presidents when being on SCO summit in Yekaterinburg."

Kyrgyzstan has officially denounced Manas airbase agreement. According to decisions made, the troops of antiterrorist coalition should leave Kyrgyz Republic up to August 18, 2009.