The work of the NATO-Russia Council has been put back on a constructive track, Russia's envoy to the 28-member military alliance said on Thursday.
"All the impasses, protests and other [obstacles] have been disavowed," Dmitry Rogozin said.
Rogozin said on Tuesday Canada had blocked the adoption of all documents to be considered at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Friday, the first official talks to be held since the August 2008 armed conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.
"All amendments that are of interest to Russia and have a fundamental significance,... have been adopted," Rogozin said, referring to three major documents, including a working program for 2010, a draft review of common threats and a paper envisaging NATO-Russia Council reform.
He said that if none of the alliance's 28 member countries raises any objection later on Thursday, the drafted documents would be submitted to NATO-Russia foreign ministers on Friday.
The upcoming session is aimed at drafting a "roadmap" for improving relations between Russia and the Western military alliance.
During an informal ministerial meeting in Greece in June, Russia and NATO agreed to renew cooperation on security issues, which was frozen after Russia and Georgia fought a five-day war in August over the former Georgian republic of South Ossetia, after which Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, another former Georgian republic.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in October that "Russia is ready to harmonize relations with the United States and other Western partners, including constructive cooperation with NATO in solving common tasks."
BRUSSELS, December 3 (RIA Novosti)