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MOSCOW, September 25 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO General Secretary Fogh Rasmussen discussed missile defence, the situation in Afghanistan and the schedule of events in the Russia-NATO Council at their meeting in New York. The Russian Foreign Ministry stated Wednesday about the meeting that was held on the sidelines of the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.
“Current issues of Russia-NATO cooperation and the schedule of future events in the Russia-NATO Council were discussed,” the ministry stated. “Both sides confirmed their interest to develop the dialogue and practical cooperation that should be spelled out in a program of the council for 2014 that is being drafted,” the Russian ministry noted.
“The Russian side has again drawn attention to difficult issues on the agenda of the council, including missile defence,” the Russian Foreign Ministry noted. The negotiators also “discussed the situation in Afghanistan.”