NATO hold forums in regions it is interested: Russian representative to alliance
NATO hold forums in the region where the alliance has strategic interests, KazTAG quoted Russia's permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin as saying.
"They have gone out boundaries of the member states. Now they even compete with the UN. Therefore they need to show global character of their organization and that they are present everywhere," he told Kazakh reporters during Euro-Atlantic Partnership Forum in Astana.
Rogozin said "NATO is facing big problem. They do not now how to make Partnership for Peace Program and this forum to work further."
"They try to advance it from Brussels directly to the regions. For example, to Kazakhstan where NATO is interested in supply of energy resources and support for military operation in Afghanistan," he said.
"Now you can hear much from all these meetings, but little concrete," he said. The forum is being held in the sectional mode.
The Russian representative recalled that once NATO Partnership for Peace Program aimed at to involve individual states into NATO. "I mean those who wished were admitted. Now the process of NATO expansion has stopped completely," he said.
"I think it [NATO's enlargement to the East] is impossible to happen soon. It is impossible even in case of Georgia and Ukraine let not to mention other states," he said.
"Nevertheless, this partnership is important in terms of contacts, dialogue and mutual exchange of information."