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Medvedev calls formation of new alliances

07-15-2010 08:46 BJT

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for new alliances to be formed with the US and EU to stimulate trade and investment. It's seen as one of his boldest foreign policy statements.

During a speech to Russian ambassadors, Medvedev said Russia needs special alliances for modernization. First, with Germany, France Italy, the EU in general and then with the US.

The core of Medvedev's foreign policy has been to reset relations with the US, which culminated in the signing of a major nuclear arms treaty in April.

Medvedev said his visit to the US last month shows Russia can sustain a positive relationship and that cooperation with the US should not be limited to missile reduction.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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