Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

At least three dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'French cinema triumphs'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'IS group is not most important threat to Iraq'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'The Iraqi people are more divided than ever'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Is China creating a tech start-up bubble?

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After the fall of Ramadi and Palmyra: Did the West underestimate the jihadists? (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrants and immigrants: A global crisis (part 1)

Read more

ENCORE!

The Little Prince on the big screen

Read more

Europe

Russia's Medvedev to attend NATO summit next month

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-10-19

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev has accepted an invitation to attend a NATO summit next month, following talks with French and German leaders aimed at allaying Russian fears about missile defence plans.

AP - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has accepted an invitation to a summit of NATO leaders in Portugal next month.

Medvedev said at a summit with the leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday that he will go to the NATO summit in Lisbon.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says ``I'm very happy that the Russian president will take part in the NATO summit. I'm pleased there is a basic
wilingness to participate.''

Leaders of NATO countries, including President Barack Obama, are expected to attend the summit.

NATO had invited Russia to join but as of last Friday NATO's chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he had not had a response from the Kremlin.

Date created : 2010-10-19

COMMENT(S)