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Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union

Submitted on 2012-11-29 23:00:00

Presentation by Ambassador Chizhov at the 11th Berlin Security Conference

As strategic partners and the two most impressive centres of power on the European continent, Russia and the European Union bear primary responsibility for maintaining regional security in the Wider Europe. This logic lies at the heart of the Russia-EU Roadmap towards a Common Space of External Security agreed at the Russia-EU summit in Moscow in May 2005. Overall this approach has over the past years yielded significant results. Nevertheless, the ambitious potential of our cooperation in the key military-political sphere is being utilized at a surprisingly slow pace, glaringly lagging behind the dynamics of our bilateral trade and investment ties as well as EU’s own institutional evolution.

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Source URL: https://russiaeu.ru/en/node/441