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EU Foreign, Defense Ministers Meet --> (Courtesy Photo) November 13, 2006 -- EU foreign and defense ministers start two days of meetings in Brussels today.

EU foreign ministers are expected to discuss launching talks with Russia on a new partnership pact as well as signal a policy shift on Uzbekistan, which was punished with EU sanctions for its crackdown in Andijon in May 2005.

EU defense ministers will study whether the bloc can do more to train Afghanistan's police force.