Czech President Milos Zeman insisted at the Warsaw summit that a dialog with Russia be promoted, he told reporters on July 9.
"A dialog between NATO and Russia needs to be developed," Zeman said. "The alliance’s attitude towards Russia is mixed. On the one hand, in some (NATO - eds. TASS) statements Russia is subject to criticism. At the same time, Russia is viewed as a partner in some other spheres."
Zeman hailed the resumption of the NATO-Russia Council work, which lays the foundation for main contacts between the alliance and Moscow.
"I have pointed out that this dialog should include a number of other aspects," he said. "Certainly, one should mention more frequent contacts of students, tourists, business people and, of course, meetings of politicians."
Besides, the Czech president called to lower tensions between NATO and Russia as the existing divide should be overcome exclusively at the negotiating table.
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