Medvedev, Merkel suggest to consider Russia-EU security committee creation
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested to consider a creation of Russia-EU committee on foreign policy and security at ministerial level, RIA Novosti reported.
"In particular, the committee could be empowered to become a forum to exchange views on current issues of international politics and security, to develop guidelines for joint civil/military operations conducted by Russia and the EU on crisis management," a statement on results of talks between two leaders of countries said.
Merkel said that in the EU headquarters there is a committee which works on security issues in a framework of the Russian-EU cooperation adding that the committee might be extended by foreign ministers of the EU and Russia.
Medvedev and Merkel said that the committee might also work on developing recommendations on issues of cooperation, including different conflict and crisis situations.
It is expected that the committee will be headed by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.