Saturday, July 19, 2008

Russia Trying to Disband NATO?

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday praised Russian proposals for new broad security framework for Europe, saying he would promote the idea within the European Union, in the warmest response so far from a Western politician to the Kremlin's overtures.

Russia's cooperation within the Group of Eight major economies and investment opportunities were also high on the agenda as Napolitano met with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for talks Wednesday.

"I personally listened to the ideas regarding a new architecture for Euro-Atlantic security put forward by the president with great interest," Napolitano told reporters after the talks. "Italy's position will be one of special attention to this issue and openess to deeper discussions of the proposal within the European Union."

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