Kyrgyzstan sets July 2014 deadline for US air base closure

June 20, 2013 13:05


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BISHKEK - Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted on Thursday to give the United States until July 11, 2014 to shut its airforce base at the main civilian airport Manas, which it uses to fly US troops and cargo in and out of Afghanistan.

A law to end Washington's lease of the base - the Manas Transit Center outside the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek - was passed by 91 votes to 5. The base has been in operation since the end of 2001.

Russia, vying with the West and China for influence in the resource-rich region, last September secured a 15-year extension to its lease of its air base in Kyrgyzstan.

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