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    NATO-Russia Council Meeting to Focus on Ukraine, Afghanistan

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    The participants of the March 30 NATO-Russia Council meeting will discuss the issues of Ukraine, Afghanistan and risk reduction among others, a NATO spokesperson told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed earlier on Tuesday that the next meeting of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) on the level of ambassadors would take place March 30.

    "Delegations will discuss issues related to the situation in and around Ukraine; the security situation in Afghanistan, including the regional terrorist threat; and issues related to military activities, reciprocal transparency and risk reduction, in the interest of improving stability and security in the Euro-Atlantic area," the spokesperson said.

    The first NRC meeting since NATO-Russian relations deterioration over Ukraine crises took place on April 20 at the level of permanent envoys, but failed to yield any significant results, as the sides disagreed on a number of geopolitical issues. Another NRC meeting, at the ambassadorial level, was held in Brussels on July 13.

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