Valery Giscard d’Estaing, former French president and currently chairman of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee, called yesterday for Paris to work for reconsideration of NATO’s planned enlargement. Giscard d’Estaing said that enlargement would isolate and antagonize Russia, and he called instead for the Western alliance to give "a military guarantee of the eastern border of Poland and other states concerned." His proposal came during a closed-door session at which France’s foreign minister briefed deputies on the Russian presidential election. (Reuter, July 9)
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