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Chicago Sun-Times: NATO Summit in Chicago the Biggest Ever

WASHINGTON--Russia and China need to help pay for NATO forces in Afghanistan, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday after a meeting of the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs and others in the run-up to the NATO Summit in Chicago in May.

"We will highly appreciate contributions from Russia, from China, from other international partners that are stakeholders in what is going on in Afghanistan and in the region," Rasmussen said.

Rasmussen discussed the "road ahead" with NATO's 28 Allies, with 22 non-NATO members of the international force in Afghan with the Afghan foreign and defence ministers, with the European Union High Representative, the United Nations Special Representative and the foreign minister of Japan.

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--Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times