Kyrgyzstan Ready To Open Russian, U.S. Antiterrorism Training Centers
Posted by Info on 16/03/2011
President Roza Otunbayeva: “Two objects may be created, both U.S. and Russian. There is nothing bad in this, we should be pragmatists. We are ready to get instructions on fighting terrorism, we have no experience in these issues.”
“[Some] constantly try to oppose these countries on our territory,” Otunbayeva said. “In Europe and in the United States, I was asked about the relations with Russia,” she said. “There is no doubt that Russia is our strategic partner and ally.”
Otunbayeva was approved as the country’s new leader in a referendum in June after large-scale protests that ousted former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April last year. The political situation in Kyrgyzstan stabilized after the country elected a new parliament and approved Otunbayeva as president for a transitional period until 2012.