We have repeatedly discussed with our American partners the issue of economic compensation to Kyrgyzstan in return for hosting the base. But unfortunately, we did not reach an understanding with the United States. We have been saying for three years already that we must re-examine the conditions of this agreement, that those questions of economic compensation don't meet the requirements of Kyrgyzstan in any wayEnergy issues a significant factor in Kyrgyz ousting U.S. from Manas air base Feb 04, 2009
Russia was always, is and will be the most important strategic partner of KyrgyzstanAnalysis: Central Asian energy in 2008 Dec 31, 2008
Although somebody might be holding such talks behind my back, China has not even attempted to make proposals like this to me personallyKyrgyz president: U.S. base may close Sep 05, 2005
The idea of dual citizenship is coming from the public itself, so the matter should be supported and settledNew Kyrgyz prez woos Russia May 06, 2005
The government must finish the springtime sowing campaign in time, take steps to bring the situation in the country back to normal, continue to counter corruption and revive the economyKyrgyz prez focuses on spring sowing Apr 29, 2005
Kurmanbek Saliyevich Bakiyev (Kyrgyz: Курманбек Сали уулу Бакиев (Kurmanbek Sali Uulu Bakiev), Russian: Курманбек Салиевич Бакиев; born 1 August 1949) is a politician who served as the second President of Kyrgyzstan, from 2005 to 2010. Large opposition protests in April 2010 led to the takeover of government offices, forcing Bakiyev to flee the country.
Bakiyev was the leader of the People's Movement of Kyrgyzstan before his ascendance to the presidency. He received most of his popular support from the south of the country.
The Legislative Assembly of Kyrgyzstan of the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan appointed him acting President on March 24, 2005, following the ousting, during the Tulip Revolution, of President Askar Akayev. In October 2007, Bakiyev initiated the creation of Ak Jol party, but could not lead it due to his presidency.