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US, Russia to sign military cooperation deal

MOSCOW, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Russia and the United States will sign military cooperation documents during U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Moscow, Russian news agencies reported on Friday, citing the chief of the country's General Staff.

"We have determined the main issues of military cooperation for 2009 and beyond, and intend to sign these documents during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow in early July," Gen. Nikolai Makarov said after a meeting with Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was currently on a three-day visit to Russia.

Makarov said they discussed a wide variety of issues, ranging from the Middle East, Afghanistan, the nuclear test of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the U.S. missile shield plan.

Mullen, for his part, said he was looking forward to the summit. "We have a lot of commo

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