Russia, Britain to improve military cooperation

Russia and Britain have agreed on greater military cooperation in the near future, a top Russian official said.

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2011, 12:11 PM IST

Moscow: Russia and Britain have agreed on greater military cooperation in the near future, a top Russian official said.

"Relations between our military establishments will climb to a new level shortly," Russian General Staff chief Nikolai Makarov was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Makarov said this after talks with visiting British general David Richards.

He said that after a long period of cold relations, cooperation between the defence ministries of the two countries had been set to a more active mode.

The two officers also discussed European security and the situation in Libya.

Richards said the two countries` military ties would be further developed, especially in the light of the ongoing efforts to stabilise the situation in Afghanistan.

IANS