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Russian General Staff chief to attend EU Military Committee meeting

RIA Novosti

06:30 27/10/2010 MOSCOW, October 27 (RIA Novosti) - The chief of the Russian General Staff, Army Gen. Nikolai Makarov, will take part in a meeting of the European Union Military Committee at the Chiefs of Defense level in Brussels on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"During the meeting, the chief of the Russian General Staff will deliver a speech on reforming the Russian Armed Forces,the expansion of cooperation with EU member countries, and maintaining peace and providing security on the European continent," the ministry's press service said.

After the meeting, Makarov is expected to return to Moscow, the statement said.

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