“This is the largest U.S. military base in Central Asia,” said the newspaper citing Uzbek Foreign Ministry sources.
The center would coordinate military actions in the event of a worsening of the situation after the withdrawal of Allied troops from Afghanistan.
U.S. and the regime of Islam Karimov in Tashkent in power for more than 20 years, still negotiating how many American soldiers will integrate the military base.
The center will serve as a storehouse for weapons and military equipment are now used by the allied coalition in Afghan territory, part of which will be transferred to the Uzbek armed forces.
Within the last NATO summit in Chicago and both parties signed an agreement on the transit of military cargoes.
In addition, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in a sign of goodwill Uzbekistan has excluded the black list of countries with which they can cooperate militarily because of its human rights violations.
In November 2005, Karimov ordered U.S. forces to leave the Uzbek military base in Karshi-Janabad, where they were in 2001.
Karimov was reacting to criticism from the White House for the May 2005 killing of hundreds of civilians in violent popular uprising in Andijan.
According to Kommersant, Russia has received with concern the news of a possible opening of a new U.S. military base in Central Asia, a region that the Kremlin considers its backyard.
“Our partners Uzbeks should carefully consider all the possible consequences of the expansion of cooperation with the U.S. military,” said a diplomatic source coaster.
In principle, the U.S. must leave the Manas air base in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, where he works for years a transit center in 2014.
Both Russia and China and Iran have called on Washington to date your military presence in Central Asia, a region that hosts major energy resources.
U.S. received permission from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to build a corridor through their territories, in order to get supplies to its troops in Afghanistan.