NATO leaders will seek ways to console Ukraine and Georgia at a summit on Thursday after failing to agree on the membership of the former Soviet republics. The leaders are also due to negotiate over Afghanistan. (Report: A.Roy)
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NATO leaders will seek ways to console Ukraine and Georgia at a summit on Thursday after failing to agree to open the door of the Western military alliance to the former Soviet republics.
NATO leaders will also begin negotiations in earnest over Afghanistan later in the day, after the opening day of their summit , on Wednesday in Bucharest, saw a successful French offer of more troops.
The NATO summit promises to be heated, in a Romanian capital on veritable war footing for the occasion: the biggest gathering in history of the Atlantic alliance, which continues through April 4th.
German chancellor Angela Merkel was the first to express her reticence on March 10. French prime minister François Fillon confirmed on April 1st that
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer gave some nuance to the scope of the disagreement. “It’s nothing new to see the 26 democracies of NATO disagree from time to time. These are important decisions. At the present time, we are in the process of evaluating the requests on the part of
NATO expansion is not the only reason for discontent in
Whatever the result of the debates, considered “unpredictable” by Secretary-General Scheffer, NATO is expected to grow by at least two countries in the Balkans, namely Croatia and Albania.
Nearly sixty heads of state and government are expected in
To get more in-depth, watch Top Story with Robert Parson: NATO split over Ukraine, Georgia.
Date created : 2008-04-03