Chief of Staff to the United States and Russia have discussed Afghanistan, Syria and missile defense

Chief of Staff to the United States and Russia have discussed Afghanistan, Syria and missile defenseRIA Announcements, Maria Tobacco. Head Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey discussed with the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General Nikolai Makarov missile defense issues, the situation in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, said in a statement, Press Secretary Dempsey Scott Maklneya.

"It was the first substantive meeting of the General Dempsey with General Makarov since taking office as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "- said Maklney.

"They discussed issues of mutual enthusiasm regarding Afghanistan, Near East, including Syria, Asia-Pacific, and missile defense issues," — said in a statement.

Also Dempsey Makarov and discussed issues related to the activities of the working group on military cooperation, functioning within the framework of a bilateral presidential commission.

Maklney said that in terms of the group for the year 2012 appear on 110 different events. One of them was the US-Russian military exercises in Colorado.

Makarov previously reported that the topic of missile defense, which is the main problem in relations between the U.S. and Russia will be one of the main topics of his talks with Dempsey.

Our homeland and NATO agreed to cooperate on European missile defense project at a summit in Lisbon, but the talks have stalled because of the U.S. refusal to provide legal guarantees of non-targeting system deployed against Russian deterrent forces. Moscow threatened to deploy in response to the Kaliningrad missile complexes "Iskander" and do a number of other military and political measures.

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