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the Head of the Pentagon goes to long foreign tour on a number of the countries of Europe, Southern Asia and the Near East

the Head of the Pentagon Donald Ramsfeld goes on Tuesday to long foreign tour on a number of the countries of Europe, Southern Asia and the Near East, the correspondent " passes; News ".

As have informed journalists in the American defensive department, LDN where he will hold a bilateral MTG with the Minister of Defence of Great Britain Jeffrey Hunom becomes the first stop on a way of the Minister of Defence of the USA.

Besides, as it became known " News " from military sources in LDN, the head of the Pentagon 2 will meet from premieres - minister Tony Blair.

then Ramsfeld will arrive to Bruxelles where within two days will take part in a number of multilateral sessions of various committees of the NATO, including Groups of nuclear planning, Committee of defensive planning and North Atlantic advice. The head of the American defensive department will participate in the first session of Advice of the NATO - Russia, and also the NATO commissions - Ukraine and Advice on the Euroatlantic partnership.

Ramsfeld 2 will hold bilateral MTGs with the secretary general of the NATO George Robertson and Ministers of Defence of some the countries. In particular, during the WRK in a staff - apartment of the North Atlantic alliance the head of the Pentagon will meet the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov.

on MSG from the American military department, Ramsfeld intends to carry on with the Russian colleague negotiations for prospects of expansion of interaction in fight against terrorism, cooperation in the field of antimissile defence, and also on variety of other questions representing mutual interest.

During WRK of Advice of the NATO - Russia is supposed to discuss, besides, a subject of non-distribution of weapons of mass destruction, the organisation of joint doctrines, and also possibility of expansion of a field of activity of the operative CTRs of control over the air sovereignty on territory of Russia that would allow to carry out control over flights of planes on all space " from Vancouver B4 Vladivostok ".

the Head of the Pentagon will make a trip on air base Gajlenkirhen located in Germany where crews of NATO planes of system of the early notification AVAKS, carrying out patrol of air space of the USA after acts of terrorism are based on September, 11th.

in end of the European part of the tour Ramsfeld will meet Ministers of Defence of the countries of Scandinavia and Baltic in capital of Estonia Tallinn.

then the head of the Pentagon intermediary mission on settlement indo - the Pakistan conflict in which frameworks he intends to visit both countries is necessary. However exact dates of its trip to India and Pakistan are not known yet.

three Near-Eastern countries 2 are included in a route of tour of the Minister of Defence of the USA - Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. The Pentagon while 2 has not given the information concerning dates of visitation of these countries, and also whom exactly from their management Ramsfeld intends to meet.

on MSG from the American defensive department, it is not excluded that during the trip the head of the Pentagon will visit some more the countries. Terms of returning of Ramsfeld in the USA 2 are not defined yet as operative changes can be made to the schedule of its trip.