Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 7 / Trend V. Zhavoronkova/
Kyrgyzstan should develop allied relations with neighboring countries, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev said in an interview to Russian Odnako magazine, KyrTAG reported on Wednesday.
"We need new structures of cooperation," he said.
According to Atambayev, in case the Eurasian union is established, the organization will be very prospective. He said Kyrgyzstan has already expressed its interest in participation in the Customs union and common free market zone with Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Kyrgyzstan's major cooperation directions with these countries are energy sector and mining operations, Atambayev added.
He considers Russia as the most important strategic partner of Kyrgyzstan since the cooperation with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan is also very important.
Atambayev noted the importance of Kyrgyzstan's relations with Turkey, the U.S., the EU and China.
Regarding the U.S. Manas transit center's presence in Kyrgyzstan, he said "it is uncomfortable to have foreign military aircrafts on the national civil airport's territory."
According to Atambayev, Kyrgyzstan will fulfill its obligations under the agreement about the transit center's presence in Kyrgyzstan. This agreement will become invalid in 2014 after what the centre will be transformed into a civil hub.