Tense Russia ties, Afghan peace hopes top NATO agenda

Advertisements

Last Updated on

()

NATO will hold its last major meeting in its old headquarters, with talks focused on strained ties with Russia, a fresh peace effort in Afghanistan and a new training mission for Iraq.

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that allies want to set up a meeting with Moscow’s envoy before NATO’s summit in Brussels in July.

The NATO-Russia Council hasn’t convened this year. The poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain plus the Syria chemical attack blamed on Moscow’s ally, President Bashar Assad, underline the need for talks.

Speaking before a NATO foreign ministerial meeting Friday, Stoltenberg said: “when tensions are high, it is even more important to talk with Russia.”

Advertisement
Click to watch or download

The ministers will also discuss Macedonia and Georgia’s aspirations to join NATO.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

As you found this post useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

Advertisements