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    NATO Eyes Holding Russia-NATO Council Meeting Before Bloc's Warsaw Summit

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    NATO would like to hold a meeting of the Russia-NATO council before the alliance's July summit in the Polish capital of Warsaw, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

    WARSAW (Sputnik) – The Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 will take place on July 8-9, with members of the alliance set to discuss increasing military activities on NATO's eastern flank.

    "Our aim is a more positive and a cooperative relationship with Russia… That is why… there is a broad agreement among allies that we [the NATO-Russia Council] should seek to meet again before the summit here in Warsaw," Stoltenberg said speaking at the Warsaw University.

    The NATO chief praised Russia’s constructive role in the Iran nuclear talks and destruction of chemical weapons in Syria.

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