Friday, June 5, 2009

NATO-Russia Foreign Ministers Meeting

The 28 NATO Foreign Ministers and their Russian counterpart will meet on the Ionian Sea Island of Corfu on June 27 after the cancellation of their May summit due to Moscow’s discontent, the NATO spokesman James Appathurai announced.

“The next meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at foreign ministers’ level will be held on June 27 on Corfu, where the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ministerial summit will take place under the Greek Chairmanship,” he said.

“The daily agenda has not been decided yet,” he added, clarifying that in attendance will be both the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The two sides had aimed to hold the meeting on May 20 in Brussels, but Moscow postponed it in protest to a military exercise conducted by the alliance in Georgia and after NATO expelled two Russian diplomats.


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