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Albright: no need to worry about NATO expansion

2010-05-17 17:54

Madeleine Albright, the ex-Secretary of State of the USA, stared Russia shouldn't take the issue of NATO expansion painfully.


She highlighted it is necessary to cooperate with partners in such cases when implementation of economic, political and military decision is essential. She added that many proceeding from geographical position, doubt in Russia's positive role, but relations of NATO and Russia must be developed, and significant role will be given to struggle with terrorism.

The new blueprint of the NATO strategy said the alliance should focus on improving ties with Moscow, which has helped NATO in Afghanistan by opening an overland supply route from Europe to that landlocked country.

NATO and Russia should work more closely together on other fields of mutual interest such as missile defense, counterterrorism, counternarcotics and maritime security, the document added - Associated Press.

Previously Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's permanent Representative to NATO, said the sitting og Russia-NATO Council at the level of Defense ministers can be held in June, according to tentative data - on 10th or 11th.

"The sides are currently holding discussions, and if the meeting is interesting for everyone, it has chances to occur," he added. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, campaigned for effective and regular work of the Council.


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