From Reuters: NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen hopes to secure Russian help in equipping and training Afghan security forces during a visit to Moscow in December, an alliance spokesman said on Wednesday.

Rasmussen will meet President Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the foreign and defence ministers during the Dec. 15-17 visit, his first to Moscow since taking over as the defence alliance’s secretary-general on Aug 1.

NATO spokesman James Appathurai said there was a possibility Moscow could also agree to broaden agreements on the transit of NATO supplies to Afghanistan through Russia.” (photo: AP)