Vladimir Yermakov, Director general of the Department for non-proliferation and arms control of Russia attends the 2nd Preparatory session of the 2020 Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland April 24, Vladimir Yermakov, Director general of the Department for non-proliferation and arms control of Russia attends the 2nd Preparatory session of the 2020 Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland April 24,

Russia, US to hold full-format consultations on strategic issues in Geneva

By: MENA
Thu, Jul. 4, 2019
WASHINGTON, July 4 (MENA) - Russia and the United States reached an agreement to hold full-format consultations on strategic issues in mid-July in Geneva, Director of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov told TASS.

"There is an agreement to hold full-format consultations on strategic issues involving representatives of relevant departments the mid-July in Geneva," he said.

"We are continuing to form the agenda. Neither we nor the Americans draw any ‘red lines’. We expect a frank in-depth dialogue. In our opinion, a good opportunity opens up to return to mutually respectful constructive negotiations on the entire complex of the strategic agenda," the Russian diplomat said.

He added that representatives of the United States and Russia held consultations on July 1-2 at the State Department on the future strategic dialogue.

"On July 1-2, we held working meetings at the State Department at the level of the US Under Secretary of State. The meeting was of an ‘observing’ nature in the context of future strategic dialogue, the resumption of which was entrusted to the presidents of the two countries," he said.

On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said that Moscow is focused on resuming an expert-level dialogue with the United States on strategic stability in the near future.
 
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