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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Missile Defense Talks Planned for April

BRUSSELS -- The United States will explore ways to cooperate with Russia on missile defenses at high level talks next month, the U.S. ambassador to the alliance said Thursday, as Washington seeks to allay Moscow's concerns plans to extend America's strategic anti-missile shield to Europe.

"The United States also looks forward to further discussions with the Russian Federation on bilateral cooperation and joint activity in this important field, including the potential sharing of technology and the development of compatible systems," Ambassador Victoria Nuland said in a statement.

"Possible areas of partnership with Russia could include research and development of missile defense systems, sharing of early warning data, and exercises between our forces," she added.

The director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lieutenant General Henry Obering, is scheduled to address the April 19 talks at NATO headquarters in Brussels.