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Transatlantic Meetings and NATO-Russia Council Meeting

Philip H. Gordon
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
New York City
September 22, 2010


Excerpt of AP video of Assistant Secretary Gordon's remarks at NATO-Russia Council Ministerial:

Assistant Secretary Gordon (Sept. 22): "We see this as an opportunity. At the meeting this morning, the Secretary was able to give our view of NATO-Russia cooperation, which is that we don’t see NATO – we don’t see Russia as an adversary; we see Russia as a partner. There is a long list of practical areas in which we’d like to cooperate more with Russia, including missile defense, counter-piracy, counternarcotics, counterterrorism, Afghanistan. And that was the focus of the meeting; that was the focus of the Secretary’s intervention – how can we work practically with Russia on areas of common interest." Full Text»


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