Russia, NATO begin analysis of common security threats

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 18:19

Brussels: Russia and NATO have
begun a joint analysis of common security threats of the 21st
century, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has
said.

He said two meetings of the Russia-NATO Council had been
held on these matters and work would continue within weeks.

A progress report will be prepared by April. It will be
followed by a final document to be ready by the end of the
year.

Russia`s permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin
said a joint analysis of common security threats should show
"the coincidence of these threats for us and the North
Atlantic Alliance, and therefore the inevitability of our
cooperation in countering them".

According to Rogozin, five meetings of the Russia-NATO
Council will be held at the ambassadorial level to analyse
common security threats.

"Work is proceeding very actively, and we meet every week.
If need more meetings or more experts have to be invited, we
will do so," he said.

A joint analysis of common security threats is one of the
points made by Rasmussen in his programme designed to restore
relations with Russia and improve mutual confidence, which was
announced in September of 2009.

The chief of the Russian Army General Staff, General of
the Army Nikolai Makarov said earlier that Russia was ready to
cooperate with NATO for the security of all, not any one
country or a group of countries.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 18:19

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