Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the preparations for the January 12 Russia-NATO Council meeting by telephone on Thursday. This was reported on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Cavusoglu raised this issue in order to consider Russian proposals on security guarantees in Europe. Lavrov confirmed Moscow’s position on the need for a serious discussion on this topic with the participation of the military “in the interests of achieving concrete results without dragging out the process,” the ministry said.
Earlier it was reported that the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will take place in Brussels on January 12 at 10 am local time (12:00 Moscow time). The talks will be held at NATO headquarters and will last about three hours.
The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the level of military representatives of the alliance at the meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will be an indicator of readiness for dialogue with Moscow.