MONS, Belgium - General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, NATO's Supreme
Allied Commander Europe met with General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the
General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and First Deputy
Minister of Defence on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander and the
Russian Chief of the General Staff exchanged views on their respective military
activities and exercises. The two military leaders use this channel of
communication to promote military predictability and transparency.
The meeting reflects the priority NATO
accords to transparency and predictability, and demonstrates a commitment to
use this important channel of communication between NATO and Russian military
authorities for this purpose.
This is the second face to face meeting for
General Scaparrotti and General Gerasimov in Baku, Azerbaijan. Their first
meeting took place in Apr. 2018 followed by a phone call in Sept. 2018.
General Scaparrotti and General Gerasimov agreed
to continue using the military lines of communication in the future.
Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office