Kyrgyzstan asks NATO for help in protecting its borders

Kyrgyz Defence Minister Abibilla Kudaiberdiyev and President Roza Otunbayeva, January 28, 2011.

From the AP:  Kyrgyzstan’s president has appealed for assistance from NATO to bolster the country’s borders and improve the capacity of frontier troops.

Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva’s office said she met Tuesday with NATO envoy to Central Asia, James Appathurai, to discuss military co-operation.  (photo: Reuters)

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