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Germany: Lavrov meets with NATO's Stoltenberg in Munich00:42

Germany: Lavrov meets with NATO's Stoltenberg in Munich

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February 12, 2016 at 22:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary General of NATO met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich on Friday.

The meeting touched on the possibility of holding the first NATO-Russia Council since 2014. Following the meeting, Stoltenberg said that they are closer to arranging a date or agenda but that it is yet to be agreed. Other key topics were, according to reports, the Syria conflict and the situation in the Middle East with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/SIL) as well as the happenings in eastern Ukraine.

The 52nd MSC kicked off at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in central Munich on Friday and runs until Sunday, February 14. Up to 600 international senior policymakers, including 30 heads of state and government, and 70 foreign and defence ministers are expected to attend. The refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria and the ability of the European Union to guarantee security are expected to top the agenda at this year's conference.

Germany: Lavrov meets with NATO's Stoltenberg in Munich00:42
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary General of NATO met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich on Friday.

The meeting touched on the possibility of holding the first NATO-Russia Council since 2014. Following the meeting, Stoltenberg said that they are closer to arranging a date or agenda but that it is yet to be agreed. Other key topics were, according to reports, the Syria conflict and the situation in the Middle East with the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/SIL) as well as the happenings in eastern Ukraine.

The 52nd MSC kicked off at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof in central Munich on Friday and runs until Sunday, February 14. Up to 600 international senior policymakers, including 30 heads of state and government, and 70 foreign and defence ministers are expected to attend. The refugee crisis, the conflict in Syria and the ability of the European Union to guarantee security are expected to top the agenda at this year's conference.

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