Wednesday, 10 June 2009

NATO Ministers Meet in Maastricht, Brussels

NATO Defence Ministers will meet in Maastricht today and tomorrow morning to discuss the Allied mission in Afghanistan. They will reconvene for meetings of the Defence Planning Committee and the Nuclear Planning Group tomorrow and Friday in Brussels at NATO HQ.

According to a Pentagon briefing after the Afghanistan meeting, which will include non-NATO troop contributors such as Australia and others, the focus of the ministers in Brussels will be on relations with Russia, missile defense, Kosovo and Georgia. Ministers will receive a briefing on the US Nuclear Posture Review.

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