BISHKEK, March 26. /TASS/. Kyrgyzstani President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the status of the Russian military base on Kyrgyzstani territory at negotiations in Bishkek on March 28. Head of the Kyrgyzstani Presidential Department for Foreign Policy Daniyar Sydykov said about it on Tuesday.
"A protocol is being prepared on the change of the status of the Russian military base in the republic. I cannot disclose the details; the negotiations on the specified issue continue," he said. The corresponding document is planned to be signed during the upcoming visit, Sydykov added.
Earlier the issue of changing the status of the Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan was discussed behind closed doors in the republic’s parliament.
The issue of opening another Russian military base on Kyrgyzstan’s territory will not be discussed at the presidents’ meeting, Sydykov said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Bishkek on March 28 at Jeenbekov’s invitation.
The United Russian Military Base is currently located on Kyrgyzstan’s territory, which includes several military installations, including an air base in the town of Kant (Chuy Region). The Russian military in Kyrgyzstan are equated with diplomatic workers and have the status of inviolability.