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Obama thanks Kyrgyzstan for use of Manas air base

Obama thanks Kyrgyzstan for use of Manas air base

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Mar 08, 2011 - 13:12

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): The US president, Barack Obama, thanked his Kyrgyz counterpart, Roza Otunbayeva, for allowing his troops to use the Manas air base, which has provided a crucial supply route for American forces in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

He also pledged to make the payments for the transit centre at Manas more transparent and beneficial to the people of Kyrgyzstan, the White House said.

Obama joined a meeting with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and Otunbayeva in the White House to discuss US–Kyrgyzstani relations and US support for Kyrgyzstan’s democracy.

The two leaders emphasized that building democracy is a daily struggle, and noted that Kyrgyzstan has taken positive steps to establish a parliamentary democracy and hold free and fair elections. Obama reaffirmed the US commitment to support Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to consolidate its democracy.

Earlier, Donilon congratulated Otunbayeva on the Womeninfo-icon of Courage Award that the State Department will present to her on Tuesday, to mark International Women’s Day. He noted that her courage in leading Kyrgyzstan through a difficult transition to democracy provided hope for other Central Asia countries and was an inspiration for people around the worldinfo-icon who are pursuing their universal rights. 

“They discussed the challenges posed by the efforts to strengthen democracy, meet urgent humanitarian needs and foster economic growth.  They also discussed security issues such as narcotics trafficking, terrorism and ways to address the nation’s economic issues,” the White House said.

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