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CAPTION ONLY: RUSSIA AND NATO SIGN TREATY

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Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev and NATO Secretary-General Willy Claes inspect Claes' gavel at the start of a meeting in the Dutch sea resort of Noordwijk. Despite reservations about the pact, the Russian finalized a wide-ranging military cooperation treaty with his 16 NATO counterparts Thursday. He also listed activities for the alliance's Partnership for Peace program, which is intended to draw Eastern European countries closer to NATO.