Commenting on a meeting Monday with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Susan Elliot, the president said no military contingent should be deployed at the Manas airport after the agreed-upon deadline of the summer of 2014, the Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported, a reference to a U.S. air base opened at the airport in 2001.
The air base in the Kyrgyz capitol has hosted anti-terrorist forces of several countries, and has recently been a base for U.S. servicemen and hardware.
Elliot expressed gratitude to the Kyrgyz leadership for its help in contributing to the region's security at Monday's meeting, the news service reported.
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