US and Russia Discuss Arms Control

US and Russia Discuss Strategic Stability Issues

The two delegations agreed to meet again in plenary at the end of September, in the meantime to hold informal consultations.

Representatives of the United States and Russia continued their dialogue in the framework of the Russian-American consultations on strategic stability. The next round of negotiations on this topic took place in Geneva on Wednesday, July 28.

So, in the American Department of State statedthat the negotiations were “professional and meaningful.”

“Both delegations agreed to meet again at the plenary meeting at the end of September, and in the meantime to hold informal consultations with the aim of identifying topics for the expert working groups at the second plenary meeting,” the statement said.

In turn, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov also positively assessed the results of the meeting in Geneva. TASS.

“Speaking about the mood of the meeting, I would call it very down to earth, very businesslike, very focused, conscious and sound, if you quote the statement following the results of the Geneva summit on June 16,” Ryabkov said.

According to him, one of the key topics of the meeting was how the parties can overcome the crisis situation, “which has obviously developed in the field of arms control.”

“We could not work out an answer to this question, it is very difficult. This issue has been deprived of attention for too long, and we are now only at the very beginning of the process of exchanging views on what to do and how to continue our work,” the deputy minister said.

At the same time, Ryabkov stated that the United States had demonstrated its readiness for a constructive dialogue with Russia.

As a reminder, the dialogue on strategic stability and nuclear arms control between Washington and Moscow has resumed after the meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, which took place in Geneva on June 16.

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