Bishkek on 4 November to negotiate a new agreement on the use of the Ganci Air Base at Manas Airport.
The U.S. military has been using the base near Bishkek since the end of 2001 for conducting security and humanitarian
operations in Afghanistan.
Yesterday, Bakiev met in Bishkek with the top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf region, General John
Abizaid. The Kyrgyz president's office said in a statement that they discussed military cooperation between the two nations.
(RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, AP, ITAR-TASS, Interfax)