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Partnership With Russia Stands High On Nato's Priority List

The Balkan settlement, cooperation with Russia and admission of new members are the issues which stand high on NATO's priority list even after the terrorist attacks on the USA, Jamie Shea, NATO information and press director, said Wednesday as addressing Slovenia's parliament. The NATO official, who is on a three-day visit to Slovenia, has held meetings with the Slovenian parliament speaker and members of the parliamentary committee for foreign policies and defence. Shea said Alliance's enlargement plan is being implemented without hindrance. The Alliance is expected to gather in Prague in November, 2002 to decide on its new members. The anti-terrorist campaign, believes Jamie Shea, implies a greater effort than a mere military operation.