Wednesday, 10 June 2009

NATO-Russia Council to Meet on June 27

NATO Foreign Ministers and their Russian counterpart will hold a ministerial session of the NATO-Russia Council on Corfu on June 27, following a meeting of the OSCE. There had been plans to hold a meeting in Brussels on May 20, but it was postponed by Russia in protest at a military exercise conducted by the alliance in Georgia, and after NATO expelled two Russian diplomats. An Ambassadorial meeting of the NRC will be held in Brussels to complete preparations, the date of which is still to be confirmed.

Russian Ambassador to NATO Dmitri Rogozin recently told Trend News that There is probability that document on new quality of work of Russia-NATO council will be prepared by ministers' meeting” and that the “topic of the meeting will be summarizing of results and discussion of actions happened after August events in Georgia”. “Ministers are free to exchange opinions concerning various issues and cover questions that were not included in agenda before, i.e. there is specific character Russia-NATO”.

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