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Apr 27 2019

SACEUR speaks with Russian Chief of General Staff

SHAPE, Belgium - General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy Minister of Defence conducted a phone call on Saturday, April 27, 2019 , utilising the SACEUR-Russian Chief of Defence secure channel of communication.

General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Supreme Allied Commander, and General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, met to exchange views on their respective military activities and exercises, in Baku, Azerbaijan on Dec. 12, 2018. (NATO photo by Staff Sergeant Jimmie D. Pike, USAF) ARCHIVED

The two military leaders used this channel to discuss military issues of mutual interest in an effort to foster predictability and transparency.

This is their third phone call and follows their in-person meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan in December of last year.

Both agreed on the value of the continued use of military lines of communication.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office

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