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    Russia interested in cooperation with European Defense Agency - Ivanov

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    PARIS, October 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Tuesday the country was interested in signing a cooperation agreement with the European Defense Agency.

    The agency was formed in July 2004 to sustain European defense and security policy, improve defense capabilities, promote armaments cooperation, and strengthen the technological and industrial base of the defense sector.

    "The European Defense Agency recently signed an agreement with Canada, a non-EU member," Ivanov said. "Russia is also interested in cooperation with the agency."

    He also said that representatives from the Russian Defense and Foreign Ministries had gone to Palestine to help local authorities.

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