«The Kyrgyz Republic believes that in order to ensure security not only in Kyrgyzstan, but also in the region as a whole, it is necessary to deploy a military base in the south. But we do not have a final decision of both sides so far. Negotiations are still in progress on this issue,» Sapar Isakov, the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
In such a way, the head of government answered the journalist’s question «The president of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Atambayev, stated earlier that Russia could deploy the second military base in Kyrgyzstan at the border with Tajikistan. Are there any negotiations on this issue with the Russian side? »
According to Sapar Isakov, «consultations at the level of the relevant ministries on this issue were held.»
The Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic the day before completed his official visit to Russia and held a number of meetings, including with the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
Recall, Russian military airbase was opened in Kant town in 2003. It operates within the framework of CSTO.