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Medvedev to meet NATO chief on Wednesday - Kremlin

RIA Novosti

16:42 14/12/2009 MOSCOW, December 14 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Wednesday, the Kremlin press service said on Monday.

Rasmussen arrives in Moscow on Tuesday for a three-day working visit.

The NATO head is also expected to meet with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

A new pan-European security architecture proposed by Russia is expected to be high on the agenda.

Russia published a draft treaty on November 29, sending copies to heads of state and international organizations, including NATO.

Although Western nations say they are open to discuss the plan, diplomats have voiced concerns that it is an attempt to replace or weaken NATO, or limit the ability of nations to join the Western alliance without Russia's approval.

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