The first meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in several years was held in Brussels, where security issues were discussed.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the results of the Russia-NATO Council meeting at a briefing on Wednesday, January 12.
He stated that “it was a complicated but important discussion”.
According to him, the NATO and Russia’s differences are significant and will not be easy to overcome, but it was important to start a dialogue. They concern Ukraine and European security.
“The Allies have confirmed NATO’s open door policy,” he said.
Stoltenberg noted that NATO and Russia will spare no effort to find ways to move forward.
He also said that NATO and the Russian Federation aim to hold new meetings to increase the exercises transparency, the cybersecurity level, and arms control.
US representative at the talks, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, said that at the Russia-NATO council she stressed each country’s right to choose its own path.
Recall that on January 10, security talks between the Russian Federation and the United States took place.
And tomorrow a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council will take place in Vienna.