A meeting was held in Baku between the Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Army General Valery Gerasimov, and the head of the NATO Military Committee, Chief Air Marshal Stuart Peach. It is reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
At a meeting in Baku, the parties discussed measures to prevent incidents on the Russia-NATO contact line, including the prospect of resuming a dialogue of military experts. Prior to this, at the end of August, Gerasimov and Peach held telephone conversations.
The military leaders exchanged views on the situation in the field of European security, possible measures to prevent incidents on the Russia-NATO contact line, including the prospect of resuming a dialogue of military experts, and also discussed the situation in crisis regions
- it is spoken in the message of military department.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense has repeatedly reported on NATO’s building up military potential in Europe, especially near Russian borders. In turn, Stuart Peach called Russia "the main challenge for NATO."
It is reported that on the eve of the meeting with the representative of NATO, Valery Gerasimov met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, and the representative of NATO met with the head of the Ministry of Defense, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov.
The Russia-NATO meeting at the level of chief of the General Staff and head of the military committee was organized on neutral territory thanks to the Azerbaijani authorities.