Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Germany: Avoid Antagonizing Russia

As the NATO Summit in Bucharest got underway today, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Allies to avoid unnecessarily "antagonizing" Russia. He said this in the context of rejecting the possibility of offering MAPs to the Ukraine and Georgia.

Deutsche Welle also reports that Germany and France will put forward a proposal for a jointly hosted 60th anniversary NATO Summit. "With this gesture, Sarkozy and Merkel want to underline the German-Franco friendship, European reconciliation" and the importance of the transatlantic alliance, German government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm," wrote the Deutsche Welle reporter.

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