NATO proposes Russia to join missile defense system with US and NATO systems

NATO proposes Russia to join missile defense system with US and NATO systems
# 04 April 2008 10:10 (UTC +04:00)
The Statement with 50 articles covers devotion for Washington Treaty, continuation of discussion between Europe and North America on security, main principle of security of allies.
“We have today decided to invite Albania and Croatia to join NATO. We congratulated these countries on historical success”, the statement reads.
The document envisages Strasbourg and Kehl Summits to be held on the 60th anniversary of NATO in 2009 and the Summit will discuss Afghanistan and Kosovo problems. The statement says that EuroAtlantic security is linked with the future of Afghanistan and estimates the expansion of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan and supports Paris Conference on problems of this country. The document condemns attacks against peacekeepers in Kosovo and supports cooperation between NATO and KFOR. Moreover, the document appreciates NATO-UN, NATO-EU cooperation. The final statement also condemns terrorism.
“We condemn all terror acts irrespective of their reasons”, the document reads.
The document touches upon Africa and Iraq problems and regrets for refusal of Macedonia’s NATO membership basing on its name. The statement supports the integration of Ukraine and Georgia into NATO”. We agree to Ukraine and Georgia’s NATO membership. Both countries have undertaken valuable commitments for the NATO operations”, reads the statement. The document supports Istanbul Summit and stresses strategic importance of Caucasus and Central Asia.
“We reassert importance of Black Sea region for EuroAtlantic security”, the document says. NATO proposes Russia to join its missile defense system with U.S and NATO’s analogical system.
“We are ready to consider this issue in due time”, the document reads.
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