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[25.06.2OO2] Norwegian Foreign Minister In Bishkek

Defense Minister Kristine Devold of Norway arrived in Bishkek on 25 June. The same day, she met with Defense Minister Esen Topoev and Secretary of the Security Council Misir Ashyrkulov and then visited a military base at the Manas airport near Bishkek, where about 2,000 troops of the western coalition against international terrorism are deployed, and departed to Afghanistan after it. According to the Defense Ministry, 18 aircraft from Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway would replace soon the French jet fighters at Manas.
RFE/RL Kyrgyz News, June 25, 2002

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