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FOREIGN POLICY NEWS

11.03.2013

On the forthcoming meeting of the Russian-UK Strategic Dialogue with the participation of Foreign and Defense Ministers

On 13 March 2013 in London the first meeting of the Russian-UK Strategic Dialogue with the participation of Foreign and Defense Ministers of both countries will be held. Russian side will be represented by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defenxe Minister Sergey Shoygu. The Strategic Dialogue is to become an important tool of political dialogue and practical cooperation between Russia and the UK in the realm of foreign policy and defense that will promote trust-based discussion and reconciliation of stands on the most acute issues of the international agenda. The Strategic Dialogue will also be an instrument of bilateral military and political cooperation between the countries.

During the forthcoming meeting problems of European security will be discussed including prospects of development of cooperation for European ABM architecture on the basis of equality along with the situation in the Middle East and in the Arab World in general. We expect that a thorough discussion will be conducted for such issues as Afghanistan, Iranian nuclear program and the situation on the Korean peninsula.

Individual meeting of Foreign and Defense ministers are also scheduled to enable detailed discussion of condition and prospects of development of Russian-UK relations in political, trade-economic and cultural spheres along with military and technical cooperation.

The meeting is to result in a number of documents being adopted.




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