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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Security Group Backed

The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Poland and Russia have backed a proposal for a joint European Union-Russia security committee to resolve regional crises.

The proposed new forum, called the EU-Russia Political and Security Committee, would work on the ministerial level, with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in charge.

The committee, which received the ministers’ backing Wednesday, was unveiled during talks by President Dmitry Medvedev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 5.

(AP, MT)