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Russia-NATO Council discusses corporation on “helicopter package”

Afghanistan.ru - 24.4.2013

On Tuesday, Russia-NATO Council meeting at the foreign ministers’ level was held in Brussels. It also discussed cooperation on Afghanistan.
For one, the meeting adopted a decision on the transition to the second stage of the activities of the fund established to assure technical services to Russian Mi helicopters.

According to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, this project is very important for Afghanistan, and it demonstrated efforts by Russia-NATO Council to promote stability and security in Afghanistan.

 “This will allow the Afghan army to increase the capacity of the Afghan Air Force, in particular, to ensure the evacuation of the wounded,” said the Secretary General.

The Trust Fund for assuring technical services to helicopters will help train Afghan specialists and guarantee the supply of instruments and spare parts from the producer of the original equipment, the daily “Vzglyad” reported.

Notably, at present, 10 countries of the council that are being involved in the project have delivered about $20 million, including more than $3.3 million by Russia.



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