President Sadyr Japarov: Kyrgyzstan will not host U.S. military bases

Kyrgyzstan will not host a U.S. military base on its territory, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov said on Saturday, adding that Russia's presence was "enough."

"We have a Russian base in Kant. One base is enough for us. We do not want to play cat and mouse with powers, hosting two bases," Japarov told reporters.

The U.S. once opened a base at Bishkek's Manas airport in 2001. The base was later closed in 2014.

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