NATO Secretary General said that will not cancel the military exercises in Georgia (Figure)
Data for: Georgian soldiers being trained
HELSINKI, May 4 (reporter Liu selenium tellurium Zhao Changchun) is Finland’s NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer visited 4 in Helsinki, said NATO would not cancel the upcoming Georgia held military exercises.
NATO will be held May 6 to June 1, held in Georgia, including direct and coordinate the crisis response and peacekeeping operations support training in two series of military exercises. This exercise has been Russia’s strong opposition. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on April 17, NATO exercise was held in Georgia is a “wrong and dangerous” decision is not conducive to resume full contacts between Russia and NATO.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer in talks with Finnish President Tarja Halonen said at the Reporters conference, the relationship between NATO and Russia can sometimes be low, but Russia needs NATO and NATO needs Russia. Despite the differences the two sides, but NATO and Russia must remain a serious partnership. Russia should also be aware of this.
outgoing Jaap de Hoop Scheffer arrived on the 4th day in Helsinki, Finland for a day on a short visit, and further with Halonen of Finland’s participation in NATO peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan and other issues in the talks. Halonen said that Afghanistan will be held in August of this year’s presidential election is very important, and Finland will deploy around 100 peacekeepers to ensure the election goes smoothly.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will be retiring the end of July this year, newly elected Secretary General of NATO by the Danish Prime Minister Anders Rasmussen took over the former.