Kazakhstan suggested the US to create in its territory a military base instead of the Transit Center Manas in Bishkek. By the information-analytical portal “K2Kapital”: the statement was voiced by Michael McFaul, a special assistant to President Obama for Russia, Eurasia and Caucasus affairs.
He said that the proposal was stated by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev at the meeting with the US President Barack Obama in Washington. “The leaders discussed a possibility of the US troops to fly in Afghanistan through the North Pole and territory of Kazakhstan from the US, McFaul underlined, that is more convenient than flights through Europe”.
By the “K2Kapital”: the US looks for an alternative path for its military troop’s flight to Afghanistan. Notwithstanding that the interim government head Roza Otunbaeva stated that the new state administration will follow all agreements concerning the Transit Center Manas.