Kyrgyzstan to strengthen cooperation with NATO
Kyrgyzstan will strengthen its cooperation with NATO, transitional president Roza Otunbayeva said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
"As far as cooperation with NATO is concerned, we seriously lag behind other CIS countries. We need to move faster," Otunbayeva said at a press conference.
Otunbayeva said there is a need to increase the potential of the republic and "we will continue to do it, using all possible ways."
She said, meanwhile, that she had brought up the issue of security and border reinforcement at all of the meetings during her recent visits to Europe and the United States.
"Both the American side and the European side promised to help us enhance security at the border," she said, adding that some new training programs for army officers are being developed as part of cooperation with NATO.
Kyrgyzstan is expected to host a session of border guard commanders from Central Asian states on March 18, she said.