NATO chief urges cooperation on missile defense (2)

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"The Lisbon summit will be our preliminary work that hopefully will later serve as a basis for making decisions on further cooperation in the future," he said. "It will be a very important, very positive step if we could agree to build our work in this way."

However, the secretary general stressed that NATO was not likely to change its stance over Georgia's membership at the Lisbon summit, slated for Nov. 19-20.

He also reconfirmed Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, regarding it as one main dispute between the alliance and Russia.

"We pursue a clear non-recognition policy when it comes to Abkhazia and South Ossetia," he said.

"It's essential that the well-known disagreements and disputes between NATO and Russia don't overshadow the fact that there are other areas where we share interests because we are faced with the same security challenges," he said.

Relations between Russia and NATO soured due to Moscow's brief war with Tbilisi in August 2008. Fogh Rasmussen said Tuesday before leaving for Moscow that the alliance did not see Russia as an enemy, but a partner of strategic importance.

Source: Xinhua
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