BISHKEK. The state-owned information agency 'Kabar' said today the U.S. Government will allot to Kyrgyzstan about 7,200,000 dollars' credit for defense purposes in the framework of two programs, 'Financing foreign countries in the military field' and 'International military education and training'. The aid is aimed at strengthening the U.S. partner in the international coalition against terrorism. About 6 million dollars will be used for purchase of American military equipment and for training Kyrgyz military specialists.
The Kyrgyz Republic is one of the Central Asian partners of the U.S. in fighting international terrorism. The coalition's Ganci airbase is situated in the main Kyrgyz airport 'Manas,' near Bishkek.