Igor Sergeyev To Visit Brussels Soon

Marshal Igor Sergeyev, who serves as the Russian President's aide for strategic-stability issues, as well as Col.-Gen. Leonid Ivashov in charge of the Russian Defense Ministry's main international military cooperation department, are to arrive in Brussels today. This was disclosed to RIA Novosti here today by a diplomatic source. According to that source, Marshal Sergeyev will attend a session of the joint permanent Russia-NATO Council on Thursday, April 26. Sergeyev will inform the Council's members about Russian proposals dealing with a non-strategic European ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) system. NATO representatives, who keep welcoming to Russia's ABM initiative in word only, also stress that the details of this rather vague plan should be clarified. The joint permanent Russia-NATO Council will also examine the Balkan situation, the situation in Kosovo, first and foremost, as well as the Bosnian situation. Moreover, the sides are going to exchange their opinions on the results of Montenegrin parliamentary elections.

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