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Talks on Kyrgyzstan base continue

Posted by Cathan Bricker

MOSCOW (AP) - A senior U.S. official says negotiations are continuing with Kyrgyzstan over a key American air base that the Central Asian country wants to close.

The base provides support for military operation in Afghanistan.  Kyrgyzstan this year ordered the base to be closed.

The official says that the Kyrgyz government has invited the United States to enter new discussions on the possibility of the base remaining open.

The official was speaking to reporters in Moscow Friday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.

Kyrgyz officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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