February 15, 2017 / 3:11 PM / 6 months ago

U.S., Russian military leaders to meet in Azerbaijan - statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marine Corps General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Joseph Dunford will meet with the head of the Russian army's General Staff Valery Gerasimov on Thursday in Azerbaijan, Dunford's office said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The military leaders will discuss a variety of issues including the current state of U.S.-Russian military relations and the importance of consistent and clear military-to-military communication to prevent miscalculation and potential crises," the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Writing by Susan Heavey

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