Russia, NATO to sign consolidated glossary of cooperation in Brussels

Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov and NATO Military Committee Chairman Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola will sign the NATO-Russia Council’s Consolidated Glossary of Cooperation in Brussels on Wednesday, a spokesman for NATO’s Military Committee, Massimo Panizza, said.

The document will be signed during a meeting of the commanders of the general staffs of all of the 29 member states of the Russia-NATO Council, which will be held in the NATO headquarters in Brussels.

The glossary contains over 6,000 terms and covers key areas of NATO-Russia political and military cooperation; it will introduce a “unified conceptual framework” to help servicemen rapidly reach understanding, Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.

Panizza called the glossary the fruit of the ten year’s of diplomatic work and added that common understanding of key terms is crucial.

The participants of the meeting will discuss the progress which has been achieved in the implementation of the plan of military cooperation between Russia and NATO in 2011, Panizza added.

This is the second joint meeting of the heads of the general staffs of the NATO-Russia Council member states in 2011. The first was held in January.

BRUSSELS, May 3 (RIA Novosti)

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